Asking the Opposition not to politicise the Centre’s demonetisation move, Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya today requested all parties and Chief Ministers to come forward with their suggestions and work with the government to ease hardships faced by the people. “They (Opposition parties) should not politicise the issue. Let them come for discussion to show solutions and see that people’s hardships are unitedly solved with their ideas,” Dattatreya told reporters.
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“Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao met Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the matter and like that I request all other Chief Ministers to give their suggestions… definitely Central government is there to help the people.
Tomorrow I will also meet the PM,” he said. Dattatreya said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to demonetise high-value currency is laudable. “I agree, after the ban of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, people are facing problems…but they are supporting the Central government’s move. They (citizens) too want this black money (menace) should be eliminated,” he said.
There are some technical problems with ATM machines and all will get activated and (new) Rs 500 notes will come into the market shortly, he said. Dattatreya said he has already requested Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely to station more number of mobile ATM vans in labour markets and help unorganised sector workers. “On behalf of our ministry, we will educate the workers,” he said.
The senior BJP leader and MP from Secunderabad further said, “All our party cadres – MLAs, MPs – will go to villages and also educate people and work to solve their problems.” n the Indore-Patna Express train derailment in UP today that claimed over 100 lives, Dattatreya said, “It is an unfortunate incident.”