Not many people know, but Anil Bokil is the man, who suggested the demonetisation theory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The socioeconomic thinktank is the founder of Arthakranti Pratishthan. And he, along with his 16-member team, had suggested the idea of currency ban to the PM.
No one actually knew him, but the night of November 8 changed everything. He is nothing less than a celebrity, and while everyone is giving their opinions about demonetisation, who better than Anil Bokil to give an opinion on what’s been happening since the day PM Modi announced it.
You will be surprised to know what he thinks about the Modi government’s announcement and its aftermath.
According to several reports that are doing rounds in the media, Anil Bokil is NOT happy with the implementation of the policy. To cut the long story short, he said that demonetisation is a surgery done without an anaesthesia.
Well, doesn’t it say everything?
Two weeks after the old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes were declared illegal tenders, Bokil said that he is dissatisfied with the government.
In an interview with Economic Times, Bokil said that this step was the fourth in line out of the 5 suggestions he made to the then Gujarat CM in 2013. Bokil claimed that the proposal presented to PM Modi in a July meeting, had a comprehensive plan on how to implement the scheme.
He said that the government used his advice selectively, and that is the reason why people are suffering due to the cash crunch. According to him, had the advice been followed exactly, there won’t be a single affected person in the country.
What all Anil Bokil’s proposal included…
His proposal included:
- Abolition of indirect or direct taxes
- Introduction of Bank Transaction Tax
- No tax on cash withdrawals
- Legal limit on transactions
- Demonetisation of higher currency
Watch to understand it fully:
What do you think?