Congress plenary summit: P Chidambaram calls demonetisation 'greatest lie' by govt, says move destroyed jobs

Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram on Sunday described demonetisation as the 'greatest lie' and said it ended up destroying jobs

IANS March 18, 2018 14:44:56 IST
Congress plenary summit: P Chidambaram calls demonetisation 'greatest lie' by govt, says move destroyed jobs

New Delhi: Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram on Sunday described demonetisation as the "greatest lie" and said it ended up destroying jobs.

Congress plenary summit P Chidambaram calls demonetisation greatest lie by govt says move destroyed jobs

File image of Congress leader P Chidambaram. PTI

The Congress leader also accused the Centre of pushing people into poverty by implementing a flawed Goods and Services Tax (GST).

"There cannot be a greater lie than demonetisation," Chidambaram said after presenting the party's economic policy at the Congress plenary in New Delhi.

He slammed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for not telling the nation the total amount of demonetized currency it received back.

"Demonetisation was a big lie. The RBI is still counting and won't tell us how much money has come back," he said.

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