Wednesday, 16th January, 2019

Ban big notes to stop corruption

23, Mar 2018 By shakeel ahmad

First, it was Guru Ramdev, and then came PM Modi, now Chandrababu surfaces. Their voices were solely for one single purpose directed towards controlling corruption.

The Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has demanded to demonetise Rs 2000 and Rs 500 currency notes in order to eliminate corruption especially in the field of politics.

He also stated that why we afraid of people entering into the political pitch with bundles of cash. How much money of Rs 100 denomination can the politicians carry?

Yoga Guru was quite vocal in raising his points against big denomination currency notes. Narendra Modi, the prime minister, appeared and announced of scrapping the notes.

What happened was not to be repeated. It is once again the same tone of voice was being raised in the southern direction.

This clarion call looks as much terrifying as the unlikely earthquake projection with a magnitude of 9.2. His point may be correct in his strong mind but it can neither stop corruption nor illegal ways to influence common populace.

What he finds in high denominations notes’ ban is that no political party will be capable of distributing money in the elections. How can he be so confident when Jan Sena Party chief Pawan  Kalyan alleged that the TDP had already parked Rs 25 crores each in all 175 assembly constituencies for ensuing polls.

Naidu has a clear response to that direct allegation. He maintained if the government banned the high denominations notes the diverted cash would turn redundant.

But, the people would never like to see similar scenario further. They shudder to think of those past experiences. The long line at the banks and then securing the cash were indeed a harrowing feel. A turbaned poet’s clever remark still comes by using the term Wo Aatth Baje Aatey hein.