- Mitali Sharma 07-01-2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8th November,2016 took a historic step against the menace of Black money in the country in the form of Note Ban. According to PM’s announcement that day, the old currency notes of 500 and 1000 denominations will not hold legal tender from the midnight. The decision thrilled the black money holders but still the whole country was supporting this historic decision which seemed to give tremendous outcome in a long run in favour of nation’s economy. As soon as the decision was announced, black money holders started getting their sources out to save their cash which seemed to be huge.
The government allotted 50 days to the people to change their old currency or get it deposited in their bank accounts. The market got short of money. But still there was an anger among the crowd with a support for PM Modi to curb Black Money. There were long queues in the banks with a huge patience among the people who seemed frustrated of the nation’s present condition. The reason of earlier strategies formed PM Modi including Bank Accounts opening for poor people under Jan Dhan Yojana was now becoming clear to the common people. For a nation, no long-term gain could be without sacrifices by its people.
And how come the opposition not supposed to react upon such a sensitive issue. It stood against demonetisation without wasting anytime in blasting the government. The ministers of opposition parties including Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Mamata Banerjee, P. Chidambaram targeted government, declared Bharat Bandh, even didn’t let the parliament function during its complete winter session which led to a loss of crores of money. During the period of 50 days of Note Ban, opposition did every possible politics against the government from targeting Prime Minister’s vote bank to supporting Black Money holders. They declared this Surgical Strike useless in every sense. But all this lasted for 50 days only and thus we can assume it all as a political stunt to attract vote banks which shifted after 50 days to a new issue. As soon as the opposition leaders get back after celebrating New year they got another issue of interest i.e. SP dispute and Elections.
In a country like India, which was believed to be suffering from poor governance from past few decades by even the world leaders is now getting prone to bloody politics. After NDA government took charge in centre with majority seats in last Lok Sabha Elections, there was a ray of hope that everyone looked for from Modi’s council of Ministers which at many times was fulfilled as well. Several international deals were signed, many important policies introduced, Swachh Bharat Mission and many more which were essential for a better India which will lead India towards a path of progress. Then why can’t the decisions made by the government be respect that too when they are regarding sensitive issues such as demonetisation? And why can’t politics be kept away from governance in the largest democracy of the world?
May be if politics will be separated from the governance, India would be a much better place to live in...!!