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Glad key people shedding fear, breaking silence on govt decisions: Chidambaram

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

P on Saturday said it was heartening that persons who were in key posts in the government were "shedding their fear and breaking silence" on important policies and decisions.

His reaction came a day after (Retd) D S Hooda, who was the when the surgical strikes were carried out on September 29, 2016 across the Line of Control, said that there was "too much hype" over the operation and it was politicised.

In a series of tweets, said it was former (CEA) Arvind Subramanian, who first broke his silence by terming demonetisation a "massive monetary shock".

The former minister said that after Subramanian, the recently-retired Chief Election O P Rawat said demonetisation had no impact on the use of black money in elections.

Now, it is Hooda, who has "decried the hype over the so-called 'surgical strike' and its politicisation by government", said, adding, "Glad to see important persons shedding their fear and breaking their silence".

Last month, Subramanian had raised concerns related to note ban. Six months after resigning as CEA, he described demonetisation as a "massive, draconian, monetary shock".

Two days after his retirement, Rawat had said the note ban didn't reduce the misuse of black money in elections but in fact in some states more were reported compared to previous years.

The government had banned old Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes on November 8, 2016 with an aim to check corruption and black money besides others.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 18:20 IST