“It is a fight against black money and I am still taking views of the people on the demonetisation issue,” said Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray after attending the Winter Session of Parliament today. The statement from the Shiv Sena chief came a day after Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s called him up to brief on the steps taken by the BJP government to curb the ongoing cash crisis across the country.
Further commenting on the update Thackeray said that Shiv Sena is with the government in its war against the black money and has urged government to protect the money of common man. He also said that the government should target people with black money and must consult us on each and every development happening over the same. There are so many places where there are no banks; what will they do?; must show trust in common man not everyone is dishonest, he added.
Soon after the demonetisation drive that was implemented on November 10, Thackeray took a firm dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that if you have guts, conduct a surgical strike on Swiss banks where all the black money is slashed. He also warned the PM saying people have immense trust on you. Do not betray their trust of else you will see the impact of peoples’ surgical strike on you, said Thackeray
The entire Shiv Sena had earlier criticised PM Modi and the BJP over the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 note ban which is touted to be government’s battled to curb black money or untaxed wealth. Thackeray had also demanded the centre to extend the period to return the old currencies and exempt citizen from road tax till the time thing does not get back to normal. Yesterday, Shiv Sena had also sent its lawmakers to meet the president in the leadership of Mamta Banerjee.
During the Winter Session of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha, the opposition tried to corner the government over the demonetisation issue and also alleged it of leaking the information of demonetisation to its friends and demanded a probe towards the same.