Referring to the regular alterations being made in the

Referring to the regular alterations being made in the

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Referring to the regular alterations being made in the
implementation of demonetisation scheme with regard to withdrawal caps and other aspects, Gowda asked, “How many amendments, modifications, changes have been made every day? Changes are still going on.”
Finding faults with the government, he said it had first introduced gold bonds, which “did not yield any results”.
Then it brought Income Declaration Scheme during which about Rs 65,000 crore were disclosed, Gowda said, even then the government failed to recover the “so-called black money” entirely.
“Now suddenly another idea flashed the Prime Minister’s mind…Who gave him the advice? Did he consult any colleague,” he questioned.
“Now the government has pushed the Income Tax amendment bill also,” he added.
Talking about problems being faced by the people, he criticised the cap on withdrawals, questioning why should even a salaried person not be able to take out as much money as he requires.
“I have salaried account but I cannot withdraw money as there is a cap of Rs 24,000 on withdrawals per month,” he said.
Turning to Modi’s comment that he wants to unearth black money amassed during last 70 years, the former Prime Minister said he was “hurt” by the remark which painted all former governments negatively.
“Who created this black money? Are we all included? Is Atal Bihari Vajpayee also included? Are we all responsible for this creation of black money? This remark hurt me,” he said.
He said the Prime Minister should not have made a general remark against all those who have run the country with regard to black money generation.
On Modi’s campaign to make India a cashless society, Gowda said, “I don’t know whether the dream of the PM will come true.” PTI AKK
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