Shashi Tharoor Arrested in Thiruvananthapuram for Protesting Against Note BanJanuary 06, 2017 15:55
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and some of his other party men were detained for opposing against demonetisation outside the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) office on Friday in Thiruvananthapuram.
Tharoor is the local MP from Trivandrum, had said earlier that "the demonetization exercise was implemented badly and in an astonishingly incompetent manner."
“The problem goes to such basic elements of planning such as not having enough currency before you spring this on the nation when 86 percent of your currency would become illegal in three-and-a-quarter hours. That’s astonishing. Nobody in the world has done this. Secondly, even the lack of planning in something as basic as making the new notes the same size as the old so that they can fit in the ATM is mind-boggling. Then you scramble to find 55,000 engineers to recalibrate 2.5 lakh ATMs. This makes the government look amateurish,” Tharoor had earlier said at an event in New Delhi.
“We were sitting on a peaceful dharna outside RBI office, but were arrested by police and later released,” Tharoor said to ANI on his arrest.
BY M. DIVYA SRI