With Shiv Sena joining West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee’s march to the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday in protest against demonetisation step by the NDA Government, Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to the party chief Uddhav Thackeray to garner his support on the issue. During the telephonic conversation, Uddhav Thackeray said even though his party was not against demonetisation step, the implementation process wasn’t done in proper manner has even after more than a week people continue to stand in long queues in banks and ATMs to withdraw money without much success.
Earlier, the Shiv Sena chief, while criticising the government or the hardships that the demonetisation has caused to common people, joined NDA partners in backing Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the decision, which was aimed at uncovering crores in black or untaxed money. Later senior party leader Sanjay Raut said his party will meet President Pranab Mukherjee in the leadership of Mamata Banerjee as this was not about the Opposition or ruling parties but trouple people are facing.
After the demonetisation of high valued notes Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 was announced on November 8, people continue to stand in long lines in banks in ATMs in hope of withdrawing money, in most cases unsuccessfully.Yesterday, during the Rajya Sabha, while many Opposition parties supported the drive against black money but added that the step could have been taken in a far better way without affected the normal life of the people across the country.