With the opposition parties firing on the ruling government against the demonetization move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has on Tuesday requested the Indian citizens to give their real feedback on demonetization via his app. “What I want is the public opinion and not political opinion”, he said.
Ever since the demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes has been announced by PM Modi, the opposition parties have all united to condemn the government’s move. It has become difficult for the government to manage the daily affairs of the ongoing winter session of the parliament, with the opposition adamant to stay quiet. The Indian National Congress party, leader of the opposition said that it cannot let the house to progress without the Prime Minister participating in the house discussion on demonetization.
The CPI also questioned the government on the credibility of introducing Rs 2000 notes in place of the defunct Rs 1000 notes. On the other side, Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee have united to land a planned protest against the government’s demonetization. The West Bengal chief Minister demanded that the government should immediately withdraw its demonetization decision in order to relieve poor people from inconvenience.
Noting the growing criticism against the government, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have decided to highlight the real opinion of the public by asking citizens to take part in a survey on demonetization. The PM urged people to give their feedback via NM app, which asks individual opinion on demonetization.
The app also empowers the citizens to advise the government on more specific steps to be taken to tackle black money in India. However, the soundness of such a step can be limited as a majority of the inconvenience prevails in rural India where people does not possess a smartphone to share their opinion with the government.