Demonetisation: As queues get shorter, opposition runs out of ideas

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Bengaluru, Nov 19: As the queues get shorter at banks, the opposition in India appears to be running out of ideas. Since the time Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Rs 500 and 1,000 notes will no longer be legal tender, the opposition has trained its guns on the government.

The government says that it is doing its best to ease the pain of the people. Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley said on Friday that the implementation could not have been better. It is a fact that in most places the queues are getting shorter and the topic for discussion on the streets is not only about demonetisation.

Demonetisation: Oppn out of ideas

Opposition running out of ideas

The Congress which has been raising the issue of demonetisation is now thinking of a new strategy. It is likely to stop targeting the Prime Minister and raise people centric issues. However, the government is likely to counter that move by introducing a host of measures.

There are a couple of problems before the opposition. They do not appear to be the face of the protest against demonetisation. The likes of Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee have stolen the thunder from them.

Also read: Demonetisation will redefine new normal for Indian economy: Jaitley

However, the bigger problem for the opposition is that the problems are gradually easing out. If one were to look at the queues they are clearly becoming shorter. Banks are able to decide that they will cater only to their customers and senior citizens. Such a decision would have been impossible a few days back.

A Finance Ministry official informed OneIndia that it was a major decision taken. There were bound to be problems, but all efforts have been made to ease the problem. "We see the problem easing out further in the next couple of days," the officer also informed.

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