Ruing that the debate on corruption against the backdrop of demonetisation is a throwback to "bad old days" of rich versus poor discourse under Indira Gandhi, CII President Naushad Forbes said wealth and dishonesty should be delinked and we should be respectful of "honest riches".
In an interview, he said the corruption debate post currency recall has turned into the 'rich versus poor' narrative.
"I think that's wrong. It should not be seen as a rich versus poor debate. It should be seen as a honest versus dishonest debate. And the honest-dishonest debate is not rich-poor," he said.