Delhi Congress Tuesday launched the its two-day Jansadhan Sabha, a drive to educate common man on the “ill-effects” of demonetisation, from Babarpur in New Delhi. Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken said at the launch, “Digital transactions take place at a cost. For instance, I have a receipt for Rs 1,000 for my purchase and another acknowledgement from the bank saying I have paid Rs 1,028.”
The Congress has planned 280 similar meetings during the two-day drive which would also see distribution of newsletter containing opinions of senior leaders like those of ex-finance minister P Chidambaram and party vice president Rahul Gandhi.
“When people are dying standing in queue for exchanging their old currency, the officials are seizing large number of unaccounted money stacked in new currency. How can this happen? We are going to take educate common man about the scam,” said Maken.
P C Chacko, the party general secretary and an MP from Thrissur in Kerala, said the demonetisation move would bring down the GDP by 2-3 percentage. “This is an organised loot which is taking place in the name of demonetisation. It would also bring down the GDP by 2-3 per cent,” he said.
(With inputs from PTI)