BJP on Wednesday said that the common man is “happy” with the Modi government’s decision to demonetise high value notes even as party president Amit Shah cancelled his visit to Uttar Pradesh, to get in touch with organisation leaders to receive feedback on the demonetisation move. Shah cancelled his visit to Balia in Uttar Pradesh, where he was to launch the fourth and last phase of ‘Parivartan Yatra’ as part of the party’s Uttar Pradesh poll campaign, to get in touch with party organisation leaders on the government’s demonetisation move. Party sources said Shah received feedback from leaders over the decision to demonetise Rs 1000 and Rs 500 denomination notes and also also issued them instructions.
BJP also hit back at critics saying the common man is “happy” with the government’s move but opposition parties like Congress are upset because they have lost “votes as well as notes”. Black money, corruption and fake currency are an obstacle between the common man and development and the Centre’s decision will help remove it, BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said. “The masses are happy but Congress and its allies are upset. A party whose vice president (Rahul Gandhi) is out on bail in a corruption case has no right to speak over it,” Sharma said, referring to the National Herald case.
Calling the decision historic, he said it will also clean the electoral system by removing the use of black money. “It has boosted the morale of honest tax payers. It will bring a change for better in the life of the common man,” he said.