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Will set up JPC to probe demonetisation 'scam': Manish Tewari

Press Trust of India  |  Mohali 

A (JPC) will be set up to probe demonetisation if the is voted to power at the Centre, former Union and candidate from the Sahib seat said Thursday.

Demonetisation was a "scam" that ran into hundreds and thousands of crores and responsibilities needed to be fixed for it, Tewari said here. The Sahib Lok Sabha constituency in goes to polls on May 19 in the last leg of the seven-phase

"Demonetisation was not only a huge financial scam, it was like brutal murder of the economy and responsibility needs to be fixed for it and those guilty brought to book," he said.

"The party's government at the Centre will set up a (JPC) to probe the demonetisation scam," Tewari said.

Congress Rahul Gandhi, in his poll rallies, have been targeting the over demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax, claiming that these two decisions "destroyed" the economy.

Tewari further dubbed the decision of demonetisation as "arbitrary and dictatorial" that hit every section of the society.

He said the move "destroyed" the livelihood of hundreds and thousands of people across the country, and as such, it needed to be probed.

The former Union said currency notes worth about Rs 16 lakh crore were demonetised on the evening of November 8, 2016 by the and there was a need to find out whether the same amount of currency was printed subsequently.

Tewari is pitted against sitting and candidate Prem Singh Chandumajra, nominee Narinder Singh Shergill and BSP's Sodhi

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 19:21 IST