Senior Delhi BJP leaders led a ‘Sankalp march’ in the capital on Friday to garner public support for demonetisation. The march, BJP leaders said, was part of its “offensive” in the capital against the Bharat Bandh, called by the Opposition on November 28.
Against the backdrop of senior party leaders asking state units to join the offensive against the opposition, Delhi BJP leaders came out in full force for the march, which started at Maharishi Valmiki Mandir — the same spot from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi had kicked off the Swachh Bharat campaign. The march ended at Patel Chowk near the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Apart from Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, MP Ramesh Bidhuri, national vice-president Shyam Jaju and Union MoS Arjun Meghwal participated in the march.
Harsh Vardhan spoke about the government’s initiatives to make India a “unique economic system”. Stressing on the importance of ending the march near Patel’s statue, Upadhyay said, “He has been an inspiration for upliftment of the poor. We have gathered here to send that message to the opposition, which seems to favour black money.”
The Delhi unit also plans to start nukkad nataks to promote demonetisation. Party spokesperson Harish Khurana said various units have also come up with pro-demonetisation stickers and pamphlets. “The stickers have slogans like ‘I am against corruption, are you?’ and ‘I support demonetisation’,” said Khurana.
Union Minister Vijay Goel announced a ‘Sahyog march’ across the city, in which volunteers will reach out to the business community. “Volunteers will make traders aware about digital payment methods that bring in transparency and enable ease of business,” said Goel.