DeMo Quip: A Still Child After Nine Months

As per the latest statistics released by the RBI, Demonetisation has been a successful political program as economy wise it is a disappointment. The lived experiences of deprivation cannot be washed down by an intoxicating brew of nationalism. The entire meta narrative belittles the experiences of the poor and marginalised especially farmers, who protested and died a few months back.

As a digital paradox/paradigm, DeMo was an earth shattering move, with the tax net expanding. But the project was an exercise in optics rather than radical reform. In a month where it has been a sombre August for the government from Uttar Pradesh to Mumbai, this is the last thing the spin doctors required. BMKJ.


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