Advertisement
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021
Outlook.com

Bullseye Or Boomerang?

The BJP hopes the common man will endure short-term pain for long-term gain

Bullseye Or Boomerang?
On War Footing | Photograph by Jitender Gupta
Bullseye Or Boomerang?
outlookindia.com
2016-11-23T11:23:19+05:30

Hoping to make it on time, a senior leader scampered into a meeting of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Delhi on November 14. But to no avail. Out of breath, he explained the reason for his late arrival: he had been standing in the queue at the Parliament House branch of his bank to get his demonetised notes exchanged. No one was surprised. Having been through the same experience in the past few days, they ­empathised with the latecomer.

In fact, in causing hardship to one and all, the Narendra Modi government’s demonetisation drive seems to have blurred the great divide—between the haves and the have-nots, the commoners and the powers-that-be. A former cabinet minister may have never visited a bank in the past few decades, but now even he could be spotted queuing up to exchange cash worth Rs 1,500 the other day. It was indeed a rare sight—MPs rubbing shoulders with Class IV employees of Parliament House to get their notes exchanged or withdraw money.

Most NDA members broadly supported the government’s decision, though...

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Uttarakhand Rains Claim 11 More Lives, Nainital Cut Off From Rest Of State

Uttarakhand Rains Claim 11 More Lives, Nainital Cut Off From Rest Of State

Incessant rains continued to lash various parts of the state, razing houses to the ground and leaving many trapped in the debris.

China Has Increased Activities At 'In-Depth' Areas Near Arunachal: Eastern Army Commander

China Has Increased Activities At 'In-Depth' Areas Near Arunachal: Eastern Army Commander

'The annual training exercise that the PLA carries out there has seen some increase in the level of activities in the depth areas,' Lt Gen Manoj Pande said.

PCB, BCCI Need To Be Friends Before Any Bilateral Series: Ramiz

PCB, BCCI Need To Be Friends Before Any Bilateral Series: Ramiz

PCB chairman Ramiz Raja personally met BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah on the sidelines of the ACC meet in Dubai recently.

US Court Rejects Nirav Modi's Plea For Dismissal Of Fraud Allegations

US Court Rejects Nirav Modi's Plea For Dismissal Of Fraud Allegations

The allegations were made by Richard Levin, the court appointed trustee of three US corporations, indirectly owned by Nirav Modi previously.

Advertisement