“The overnight demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes has affected the poor people more than anyone else. Keeping the same people in mind, the union government should reimburse them for the inconvenience and the losses”, he said.
Suggesting a few schemes of his own, Rai said, “Bank deposits must be given 18 percent interest rates, items under Public Distribution System should be sold at half the price, NREGA card holders should get double wages and every BPL family should get Rs 20,000 as free deposit. Income tax should be exempted for retail traders.”
Making a statement that Narendra Modi’s drive against black money is actually not against the corrupt, but against the poor, he said, “In a nation that runs on cash, cashless economy will be not be completely possible. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also failed to release the list of corrupt people and amount of black money recovered.”
Law will take its course on MP’s statement
Speaking about the controversial statement made by Member of Parliament, Nalin Kumar Kateel on January 1, Ramanath Rai said that the speech that Nalin Kumar gave was not of the class of an elected representative. “He should have taken into consideration his post before speaking in such a manner. The police did not question him when he said such things”, he added.