Brain behind demonetisation, Anil Bokil, blames PM Modi for the mess

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New Delhi, Nov 22: Hours later Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes on November 8, Anil Bokil, the brain behind government's latest decision, turned into a media sensation.

Pune-based Bokil and his think-tank --ArthaKranti Pratishthan --inspired Modi-led NDA government to take the biggest economic decision of our times to get rid of black money.

Anil Bokil

Now, two weeks later, as the country is in a chaotic situation over cash crisis, Bokil has expressed his anger over the implementation of demonetisation.

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Bokil blames the government for the financial mess in the country.

He said the government used his advice "selectively".

Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, Bokil said, "The proposal I placed before the PM was a comprehensive one and had five aspects. However, the government chose to use only two of them. It was a sudden move, not well-thought-out. The move cannot be welcomed or rejected. We are compelled to accept it. The road map we gave the government would not have caused such pain."

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Bokil also lamented the death of around 70 people, who allegedly died due demonetisation.

"We did not expect the death we are witnessing. But the government announced the operation without using anaesthesia, so patients are bound to lose their lives. We have been working on this proposal for 16 years, since ArthaKranti was formed in 2000," said Bokil.

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