On the third anniversary of demonetisation, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had after the announcement of note ban, said 'burn me alive, if I am wrong' about demonetisation.
Taking to Twitter, Tharoor said democracies don't burn people alive. However, a simple apology for the move would go a long way, he added.
“Democracies don’t (& shouldn’t) burn people alive. But a simple apology for the #DeMonetisationDisaster would go a long way. It’s what I’ve been seeking from the British for years — a simple “sorry” to atone for the damage done to so many,” he tweeted.
“I have asked the country for just 50 days. If after December 30, there are shortcomings in my work or there are mistakes or a bad intention found in my work, I will be prepared for the punishment that the country decides for me,” the prime minister had said following the note ban. “I know what kind of powers I have taken on. I am aware they will not let me live. Let them do what they want … Brothers and sisters give me 50 days,” he had added.
On November 8, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to the nation that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes would cease to be a legal tender.