BJP terms PM's move against black money 'great crusade'; Kejriwal says, change PM, not notes

By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 22 Nov 2016 01:40 PM
New Delhi: The BJP Parliamentary Party meeting today passed unanimous resolution congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "great crusade" against black money.

Speaking on the occasion PM said-"Demonetisation is not end but beginning of our deep and continuous struggle against black money."

Entire country is welcoming it, it's a historical step, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Indirectly attacking Opposition parties FM said-"Some people saying even FM didn't know of this decision & then they say the party knew beforehand" and added-"Notes ban will help in eradicating poverty".

Digital economy will also get a boost by this decision, said Jaitley on demonetisation.

FM also said that-"We are ready for discussion on demonetisation".

Opposition to hold sit-in outside Parliament tomorrow:

The Opposition parties, meanwhile are planning to escalate attack on the government over notes ban and will hold sit-in outside Parliament tomorrow.

On Tuesday, the Lok Sabha is again adjourned till 12 pm after protests over demonetisation.

Change PM, not notes: Kejriwal on demonetisation:

Upping the ante against demonetisation, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal exhorted people to "change" the Prime Minister instead of defunct notes, saying those supporting the exercise were against the country, even as AAP announced a march to Parliament tomorrow.

Countering his Mahasrastra counterpart Devendra Fadnavis' contention that opposing the decision was "anti-national", Kejriwal said it was those who were in support of the drive that were against the country and the citizens.

Kejriwal also continued to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue, asking the latter to come clear on his "relations" with a mobile wallet company, claiming its business has seen an "upswing" since demonetisation.

"Note nahi, PM Badlo (Change PM, not note)...Fadnavis ji, fire is raging across the country following the decision of the Prime Minister. The person who is standing with the PM on this would be against the country and the citizens," the Chief Minister, who is touring poll-bound Punjab, tweeted.

In another tweet, he urged Modi to either "waive off" farmers' loans or deposit Rs 10,000 in each Jan Dhan account using the money deposited by people in banks since November 10, the day banking opened post demonetisation.

Kerjriwal had earlier set a three-day deadline to the Centre demanding that demonetisation, "a massive scam", be rolled back. He will also address rallies in Varanasi, Meerut and Lucknow next month to corner the government on the issue.

The deadline expired yesterday and AAP said tomorrow's march to Parliament was part of its plan to sustain the momentum of its pitched battle against the exercise.

(With inputs from agencies)