Mehbooba Mufti congratulates PM Modi for demonetisation, calls it historic move

The minister, whose party is in an alliance with BJP in J-K, also said that the decision is not ordinary.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 28, 2016 1:31 pm
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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and said that she congratulated him for the demonetisation decision. The PDP leader said that the situation in the Valley was getting better.

The chief minister, whose party is in alliance with BJP in J-K, also said that the decision is not ordinary. “It will cause some inconvenience to people but it will turn out to be historic for the country,” Mehbooba added.

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Mehbooba’s comments come at a time when the opposition parties are holding nationwide protests against the Narendra Modi government’s November 8 decision of demonetising high value currency notes. Congress workers, meanwhile, were detained by police in Jammu. While the Congress party said that it had called for ‘Jan Akrosh Diwas’, several Left parties called for a 12-hour shutdown.

Ever since the decision came into effect, banks and ATMs have seen long and serpentine queues. Despite the government’s assurance, there seems to be little relief for the people.

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First Published on: November 28, 2016 11:59 am
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    Pavi
    Nov 28, 2016 at 10:20 am
    Terrorism was supported by black money and counterfeit money printed in stan. With one decision, Modi has uprooted 50 years of terrorism in Kashmir that has resulted in loss of ten of thousands of lives. No wonder Mehbooba Mufti is appreciating the move. Good to see that she has the guts to speak the truth.
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      roby mani
      Nov 28, 2016 at 7:45 am
      Who are all these politicians trying to fool?. Blindly supporting the actions of a fool who has brought misery and loss to millions of persons. The supporters of the scheme are either blindly following their leader or not understanding the implication of its effect on teh common man.
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        psb
        Nov 28, 2016 at 11:32 am
        mehbooba ji and nitesh ji are only said they are happylt;br/gt;like the rest of hard working indians
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          psb
          Nov 28, 2016 at 11:33 am
          you seems to be more blind with your wordslt;br/gt;we are also common man
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            Indian
            Nov 28, 2016 at 9:49 am
            STONE PELTING in Kashmir has stopped due the demonetisation which implies all violence in JandK were PAID in CASH by PA-KI. ................... All LOOT STASHERS and FAKE CURRENCY CHAPS are running scared.
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