Stone-pelting reduced in Kashmir post demonetisation: Prasad

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Nov 2017 10:41:12


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Taking on Congress, which is observing Black Day to mark demonetisation decision, he said, he fails to understand why Congress is so irritated with honesty

Union Minister for Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad claimed that country has got benefitted in many ways from demonetisation decision of Modi Government. Post demonetisation, stone pelting incidents in Kashmir and Naxal activities have come down. Likewise, flesh trade has also been affected adversely. Ravi Shankar Prasad said aforesaid things during press conference at BJP headquarters in State capital on Tuesday evening.

Taking on Congress, which is observing Black Day to mark demonetisation decision, he said, he fails to understand why Congress is so irritated with honesty. “I also saw ex PM Manmohan Singh’s statement on television channel in which he said that demonetisation is a loot. This is certainly not the language of Manmohan Singh as we have seen him when he was PM for ten years. Someone else is writing the script for him,” he added.

Making a scathing attack on Congress, he said that, during ten years rule of UPA Government, scams happened in air, water, land, beneath land, etc. In three years rule of Modi Government, there is not even a single scam.
There is an untold line in Modi Government, whatever is doable will be done and whatever is not doable will not be done. “As a result, shops of lobbyists and middlemen have got closed in Delhi,” he asserted.

Talking about benefits of demonetisation, which also included fall in prices of real estate properties, he said that, as many as 1.5 lakh people deposited sum of Rs 5 lakh crore and it is one third of total currency of country. This means that only 0.00011% people deposited around one third money of country. Post demonetisation, there is decline of around Rs 6 lakh crore in net currency of big notes. Post demonetisation, currency worth Rs 16,000 crore did not return to bank accounts. Meanwhile, it does not mean that money deposited in banks following demonetisation has become white.

Depositor has to tell that from where he brought the money and money has depositor’s address and identity. He said that digital payment has increased by leaps and bounds in the country in the Modi regime and this shows that country is moving ahead towards digital experiment. Following demonetisation, sale of cars increased by 12 percent, sale of bikes increased by 14 percent and moreover, there is 14 percent rise in number of domestic air travellers. The number of income-tax payers saw increase of 26.6 percent. Revenue of urban bodies saw rise by more than three fold. Modi Government also approved “Benami Sampathi Kanoon” in August 2016 and Congress had failed to do so when it was in power. He also spoke on GST and assured that small traders will not be allowed to get ruined. He added that earlier, there were only two mobile companies in the country and after the Modi regime came to power, 104 mobile companies are working in country.

A whopping sum of 60 billion dollars has been invested in India. Answering a question on joining of former TMC leader of West Bengal Mukul Roy in the BJP though he is having cases against him, Prasad said that Roy, at the time of joining, stated that law will take its own course in cases. He only wants change in West Bengal. He also said he leaves decision to State Government whether or not to link properties with Aadhaar card, but he is definitely going to talk to Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari that driving license should be linked with Aadhaar card. On cropping up of the name of one of the Union ministers in Paradise paper leak case, he said that, under the Chairmanship of CBDT, one special team has been formed to look into the matter and no guilty would be spared.