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PM Modi has betrayed Gujaratis: Manmohan Singh

ANI  |  Rajkot (Gujarat) [India] 

Continuing his attack on Prime Minister Modi, Dr on Thursday once again criticised the move and alleged that the former has "betrayed" the of Gujaratis.

While addressing a press conference in Gujarat's Rajkot, the former prime minister said, "The people of Rajkot and trusted the Prime Minister and believed in the policy of in the hope that their sacrifice would benefit Their faith and hopes have been shattered. Modiji has betrayed the that Gujaratis had reposed in him".

"99% of the demonetised currency came back to the banks. It is clear that a lot of black money got converted to white and corruption continues to flourish. One immediate impact of has been on job sector. Therefore, demonetisation was an uninformed attack and a disastrous decision for our economy", added

He continued, "I invoke memories of more than 100 people who lost their lives while standing in queues as a result of demonetisation. I say with immense pain and a sense of deep responsibility that November 8 was a black day for our economy and democracy."

further averred that people should demand the release of documents related to demonetisation.

"We must demand the government to release all the documents related to demonetisation in public domain for scrutiny", he said.

Manmohan Singh further criticised the lowering GDP, saying, "To equal the UPA's ten year average, the economy will have to grow at 10.6% in the fifth year, I would be happy if it were to happen but I frankly do not think it will".

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 15:30 IST