BJP couldn’t take plus points of note ban to masses, admits Venkaiah Naidu

He said Chief Ministers of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar supported the Government’s move to demonetise the high value currency notes.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Published: February 25, 2017 7:03 pm
 demonetisation, note ban, venkaiah naidu, demonetisation impact, demonetisation effects, congress, modi, narendra modi, Telangana BJP, India news, Indian Express “I am happy because I am one of the largest beneficiary of this (demonetisation) because I head the housing ministry. My housing interest rates have come down considerable,”said M Venkaiah Naidu. (PTI Photo)

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday admitted that ruling BJP failed to take the positives of demonetisation to the masses fully. “We should note one thing. Our party workers’ weakness is that on note ban or demonetisation, we (BJP workers) could not transmit it (the idea to masses) to the required levels. We should agree that but we got support from unexpected quarters.

Congress and Communists started opposing the government’s move. Then people started realising that there must be something good in the whole exercise as they believed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will always do the needful,” Naidu said in a party workers’ meeting here.

The Telangana unit of BJP celebrated the party’s win in the recently concluded Maharashtra Municipal elections. He said Chief Ministers of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar supported the Government’s move to demonetise the high value currency notes.

“You (opposition parties) opposed it. You do not know what you talk,” he alleged. He further said BJP is emerging as a pan-Indian party and has about 11 crore members and on the other hand Congress with its dwindling strength is becoming a “notional party”.

Citing the success in Maharashtra civic polls, he urged the party cadre to work hard towards similar results in Telangana.

“We have more number of party workers than any other party in the world. We are number one in this country also. Still are are many places and districts where the party has to spread its wings,” he said.

Reading out statistics, he said BJP will emerge as main opponent to ruling parties in Odisha and Telangana and may even come to power.

“Odisha where the BJP has contested without any alliance with Biju Janata Dal won 9 Zilla Parishad seats. BJP is expected to give a tough competition to the ruling party in Odisha and come to power. We are also working towards making BJP a strong force in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh,” he said.

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  1. Babau Ram Vishvakarma
    Feb 25, 2017 at 2:19 pm
    Now Venkaiah Naidu has admitted the folly of note ban by his government on 8th Nov 2016 which has put the nation's economy in reverse gear.This has pushed the GDP down to 6.6 and slowed the trade and production tremendously to standstill stage.rendering lacs of labourers jobless.It may take several months to recover the economy.
    1. Binu Amboori
      Feb 25, 2017 at 3:43 pm
      great proposal
      1. H
        Feb 25, 2017 at 2:44 pm
        BJP will shut the mouth of all opposition parties by winning UP elections with the comfortable margin. This prediction will come true as my prediction never failed in past. I also predicted in 2014 regarding BJP's win in Lok sabha elections which was 100% true. The above prediction will also be correct. He will again win in 2019 Lok Sabha elections provided all out war should be declared against CORRUPTS OF COUNTRY and their ets should be seized. There is urgent need of new stringent ANTI-CORRUPTION law having provision for minimum 15 years sentence by fast track courts within six months and seizure of all ets at the time of charge sheet. There is need of complete overhauling of present judicial system and provision for granting bail to convicted person must be banned as this is increasing the workload of courts by increasing number of cases filed by accused. SC and other courts should not grant any bail to convicted person. Otherwise convicted accused will never go to jail as happened in Jayalalithaa's case when SC announced judgment after her death. The same is going to happen in Laloo's case when he will go to jail within the alive period. So courts should waste public money by giving bails to convicted accused. All bail to convicted must be rejected outrightly to save public money and decrease the workload of courts.
        1. Anand Ch
          Feb 26, 2017 at 1:13 am
          It is better to keep demonetisation out of discussion. Demonetisation has touched every Indian and they made their conclusions. No amount of audio video blasts will force them to think otherwise. Yes ! It is the poll verdicts of Punjab,Goa and UP will tell whether they have appreciated it or not. Unless they feel the advantage they will never buy any thing.
          1. S
            syed ansar
            Feb 25, 2017 at 3:02 pm
            march11is not too far!
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