PDP leader Nayeema Mehjoor questions demonetisation move 

Mehjoor said it was different in developed countries where groceries are bought once in a week or in bulk to last for few weeks.

Published: 28th November 2016 09:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th November 2016 09:03 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

SRINAGAR: A leader of the ruling PDP, an ally of BJP in Jammu and Kashmir, today hit out at the Centre's push for a cashless society, saying how would cashless transactions work in villages without even electric pole.
    
"I don't know how this cashless transaction will work in villages without even electric pole," PDP leader Nayeema Ahmad Mehjoor, who is also chairperson of the State Commission for Women, wrote in a Facebook post.
    
Mehjoor, who lived in the UK for many years during her career as a journalist, said cashless and paperless society works only when there is electricity to charge phones, ATM dispensers and other dispensers at shops.
    
"Yes. It is worth (a) try but works only in highly developed world like (the) UK or (the) US... We have a tradition of buying eatables daily worth few bucks for which no sabziwalla, milkman or baker has cash dispenser," she said.
    
Mehjoor said it was different in developed countries where groceries are bought once in a week or in bulk to last for few weeks.
    
"It is done in super stores paying through debit/credit card."
    
While recalling her recent visit to Mumbai, the PDP leader had some criticism for Jammu and Kashmir government on electricity supply front as well.
    
"Recently, in Mumbai I couldn't pay through debit card because most of the restaurants had no cash dispenser, not to talk of our poor state where electricity remains off for most of the day," she said.

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