Is there any comparison between 'notebandi' (demonetization) and 'nasbandi (forced sterilization)?The RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav stated today that Modi's decision of demonetization will meet the same fate as congress's forced sterilization during the emergency. I don't know if it is his original idea or borrowed from some intellectual. However, the statement is capable of igniting the mind to think about the comparison.
Let us recall that during the mid-seventies Sanjay Gandhi had initiated a widespread compulsory sterilization program to limit population growth purportedly at the behest of the IMF and the World Bank. Salary disbursement of Government employees was stopped till production of sterilization certificates and even underage people were operated upon to meet the set targets.
The move had resulted in the debacle of congress party in the general election of 1977.
Will BJP meet the same fate in the next general election or in the ensuing assembly elections in several states including the kingmaker state Uttar Pradesh?