- Post 05 December 2016
"The JPC should probe the entire proceedings which have taken place on demonetization. This is the biggest ever scam in the country. From BJP-ruled Haryana to Nagaland where the party is in the government, demonetised notes were ferried in charter planes. This needs to be probed," said Joshi, while talking to reporters in Guwahati.
He also described the role of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor as 'unfortunate'. "Was not the RBI aware of the fact that ATMs will need to be recalibrated given the size of the new currency notes? The RBI should have highlighted the problems faced by common people," he said.
The Congress also sought details of properties acquired by RSS and its affiliate organisation besides BJP in the last one year.
"BJP has asked its MPs to submit details of the properties to party president Amit Shah. Why to party president? Why can't they make it public and put in on the website?" asked Joshi.
Joshi, who is in charge of Assam, said the Narendra Modi government is desperately trying to cover up its failure with demonetization. "What they were doing over the last two and half years to bring back black money? Initially, Modi said demonetization will bring back black money. Now, he is talking about cashless economy. The PM has failed to fulfill the dreams and aspirations of people. To cover up his failure, all these things are being done," he said.