Two speeches in the Rajya Sabha, one by the former PM, Dr Manmohan Singh (MMS) and the other by the PM Mr Narendra Modi. Listening to them is very educative. One is an opinion and the other is facts.
The reactions of the two are worth pondering over. When MMS made his remarks on demonetisation, the PM was seated in the Rajya Sabha. He appeared very disturbed on hearing a former PM and economist speak ill of the demonetisation effort. The words like 'monumental mismanagement', 'organised loot' and 'legalised plunder' did not go down very well with the PM. However, the PM sat through the speech, and listened.
The organised loot and legalised plunder would have been valid only if the RBI had refused to honour the legal tenders; this was not the case; the RBI was only attempting to exchange the legal tender over a period of time, which was supported by a majority of the population of India.