New Delhi, Nov 16: Congress leader and former union minister Anand Sharma launched a blistering attack on the Central Government over the demonetisation issue and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apologise for causing grave inconvenience to the people.
He said the BJP-led government has created an atmosphere where questioning them has become a parameter of nationalism.
"I condemn the Prime Minister's statement in Goa for mocking the people who are standing in queues. He must apologise" Sharma said at the Rajya Sabha.
Sharma was referring to Modi's speech in Goa last week, in which he asked people to bear with the inconvenience for 50 days.
"You are now witnessing people accused of 2G scam and Coal Scam are standing in queue to exchange their currency and get Rs 4,000," the Prime Minister had said.
The senior Congress leader said if the governemnt truly wishes to address black money issue then it should make the names in the list of Swiss bank account holders public.
"Which law has given you the right to deny me from drawing money from me own account," he asked.
Prime Minister Modi, had on November 8, announced that all Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 rupee notes would cease to be valid in all forms of transactions in a bid to tackle hoarding of black money, corruption and terror financing.
The government's move has become a major inconenience to the people, who have been queuing in front of banks and ATMs for lower denomination notes.