Hitting back at the Congress over its criticism of demonetisation, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said the entire process was undertaken in a transparent manner and the Congress is "depressed" over the growing popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Stating that Congress did not have the "guts" to implement demonetisation during its tenure, he said the Opposition just wants to make "false allegation" and is not ready for a discussion on the issue in Parliament.
"Demonetisation has been well received by the people, poor people, middle class, honest tax payers. All are happy about the same, now the money has reached the banks. How much money is black, how much is white will be known after scrutiny," he told reporters at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit here.
"Congress Party and the other parties are depressed over the growing popularity of the Prime Minister because everywhere all surveys indicate 70-80 per cent of the people are hailing the decision of the Prime Minister. Why they are becoming jittery and making such absurd allegations," he said.