Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar among others to form a sub-committee to give impetus to cashless economy. Earlier in the day, the Centre decided to form sub-committee of chief ministers to deal with Opposition parties raising protest against the demonetisation issue. While the Left parties called bandhs in some states , the Congress and other states other than Janata Dal(United) organised rallies across the country.
JD(U) is the only opposition party which had supported the government on the issue of demonetisation. Nitish Kumar, who is also the party president had supported the move saying he was convinced that the step would help fight against the menace of black money. It’s spokesperson Pawan Varma had yesterday said that its party was not joining the protests by the Opposition and all parties have right pursue their own agenda.
The BJP-led NDA Government is also facing protest from its ally Shiv Sena which has accused the Centre of not implementing the demonetisation step in an appropriate manner and added that it is not only ‘one party’s monopoly’ to end corruption.
Speaking to ANI, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut expressed concern as to when would the long queues outside banks and ATMs across the country end. He further said that Shiv Sena had also supported Centre’s demonetisation step but innocent people were suffering because of this in Maharashtra, which the Shiv sena trying to bring that in front of the government. He also said that the The implementation is not done in the right way and its not only one party’s monopoly to end corruption, he added.