Congress president Rahul Gandhi on November 16 criticised the government over demonetisation, saying it was the "biggest scam" of India
Addressing a campaign rally for the November 28 Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls, Gandhi said Modi does not talk about being a "chowkidar (watchman) of the country and of tackling corruption.
Replying to a question, he said it is unfortunate that economists and intellectuals have not taken the right position on demonetisation and GST.
The CAG's failure to present the audit reports on note ban and the Rafale deal in time "may be seen as a partisan action" and could create a "crisis of credibility" for the institution, the letter said.
Addressing a rally here ahead of the second phase of polling in the state on November 20, Gandhi said as per Modi, development of the country began only after 2014, when he became the prime minister.
Addressing a press conference here in poll-bound Chhattisgarh, Surjewala hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for breaking his "silence" on the issue on its second anniversary.
In a letter, they said there was concern over the "unconscionable" and "unwarranted delay" in bringing out the audit reports on demonetisation and the Rafale fighter jet deal, and the reports should be tabled before Parliament in the Winter Session.
From demonetisation's two years to Google's global policy change, and Indian IT firms grappling with social media use by employees, this festival week had a little something on all fronts.
Leaders of the SP and BSP demanded an apology from the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) for the hardship caused to the poor.
He accused Modi of conning people after promising to generate jobs and bring back black money, but helping his "suited-booted" friends instead.
Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called the demonetisation "disaster" an economic revolution and had given tackling black money, counterfeit currency, terrorism and Naxalism as reasons for the move.
Shiv Sena spokesperson Manisha Kayande had on Thursday slammed the note ban decision of the Centre and had claimed that "the situation after two years has become so bad that people are waiting to punish the PM".
"Around 70-80 Congress protesters, including Ashok Gehlot, Anand Sharma and Bhupinder Singh Hooda have been detained," police said.
The party, which promised to bring back black money and ensure "acche din" for people stands exposed, she said, adding that due to this "resentment" is brewing among the people.
The board pointed out that the withdrawal of Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes would have a negative impact on medical and tourism sectors too
The government's demonetisation move was a disaster for the economy and the people, the CPI(M) general secretary said.
The government's measure announced on November 8, 2016, has also increased the tax base, he said.
Internet connectivity and data cost are no longer issues, trust in electronic systems and lack of accountability in digital systems is often cited as a hindrance to mass use.
Realty sector requires booster shots of liquidity; a vacant land/inventory tax may also help, feel realty experts.
His remarks came after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said demonetisation resulted in formalisation of economy and increased tax base.
If PM Modi's surprise decision shook India's financial and economic health, another global development on the same day meant there were more prominent changes up ahead.
Almost 1 million jobs were estimated to be lost after Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes were banned
Sakshi Batra gets in discussion with Ravi Krishnan, Deputy Executive Editor, Moneycontrol to understand the extent of success of demonetisation.
In its report titled ‘Global Macro Outlook 2019-20', Moody's said the economy grew 7.9 per cent in the first half (January-June) of 2018, which reflects post demonetisation base effect.
The Congress leader asked the government to not resort to further unorthodox, short-term economic measures that can cause any more uncertainty in the economy.