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Anand Sharma dubs demonetisation as 'Modi-made disaster'

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Senior leader and the party's deputy leader in the today termed a "Modi-made disaster" and said it "failed" to achieve its objectives.

He also refuted the charge that leaders amassed wealth and made in benami properties.

During a recent poll rally at Sundernagar, Prime Minister Modi had alleged that leaders were opposing and observing black day on its first anniversary, because they fear action on benami properties bought in the names of their drivers, cooks and domestic helps.

Sharma said the prime minister should make public within 24 hours the list of Congress leaders having such properties.

He said has "failed" to achieve its objectives.

"And now after one year, the sufferings of the poor have rather multiplied and the prime minister should tellthe nation how much fake currency and blackmoney hadbeen seized after hisunilateraldecision as the official figures give no clear indication in this regard," he told mediapersons.

The objective to stop terror-funding has also not been achieved as attacks on the army establishments and camps have continued, he alleged.

He also criticised Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for defending demonetisation and said the facts presented by him were totally "wrong and misleading".

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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 00:32 IST