PM Modi administration doesn’t listen to him: DMK on RTI over demonetization

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Mar. 27 : After the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) refused to answer as to why the conversion of old currency was not allowed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday taunted the Central Government saying it didn't listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's orders and work differently.

"This is what is happening in this government since quite a long time. The Prime Minister speaks one thing and the rest of the administration acts in a different way. The Prime Minister goes to the people and says some marvelous thing, but even his own government doesn't listen to it or he knows that they are not going to listen to them or he might have given different directions to them," DMK leader T.K.S.

Elangovan told ANI. Elangovan said that since the launch of demonetisation, the government had been making such changes. Earlier on Sunday, the RBI refused to answer the question under the RTI Act claiming the query does not come under the definition of information as per the transparency law.

The RTI was filed in the wake of the Prime Minister November 8, 2016 announcement in which he had assured that the old notes of Rs.

1,000 and Rs. 500 could be converted till March 31. Later, it was decided that the window till March 31 will be kept only for Non-Resident Indians..

Source: ANI