Patna, December 24
RJD chief Lalu Prasad today sought to take credit for providing inputs to Forbes’ incisive report demonetisation saying the magazine seems to have picked up his insights on “demonetisation disaster”.
In his continuing tirade against the Narendra Modi government, Prasad said in a tweet, “Forbes Magazine seems 2 pick my insights on #DeMonetisationDisaster.Thx Forbes 4 putting it’s side effects globally”.
Prasad also posted a report by the Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine, Steve Forbes, carried by a leading business daily on his official handle.
Forbes in his blistering attack on demonetisation said in his report, “What they have done to the money is sickening and immoral,” calling it a ”massive theft of people’s property”.
Making a contemptuous comment on the bureacracy, Forbes said in his report, “Indian bureaucracy to be notorious for corruption, red tape and lethargy”.
He also compared the demonetisation move with former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s sterilisation programme in the 1970’s calling it Nazi-like eugenics.
The report further read, “Not since India’s short-lived forced-sterilization programme in the 1970s?this bout of Nazi-like eugenics was instituted to deal with the country’s “overpopulation”?has the government engaged in something so immoral” pointing out how businesses are closing as companies are not able to pay their employers.
Prasad also posted another article on his twitter account to question the efficacy of the Narendra Modi government’s attack on black money by saying, “14.5 lac crore already back in system so where the Black money, Fake currency, Money lying with terrorist has gone?”
In his another tweet in Hindi, Prasad said, “Notebandi ki aad mein garibo ke ghar daka dal, unhe bandhak bana amiro ki tijori bhari ja rahi hain. Garib line mein hain, amir unke jamadhan se party kar rahan hain” (Houses of the poor are looted in the garb of demonetisation. They have been made captives and cash boxes of the rich are being filled.
Poor people are waiting for their turn in serpentine queues to withdraw their money and rich people are enjoying parties by squandering away deposits of the poor people).
Patna, December 24