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Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday said the “sudden ban” on high denomination notes showed the NDA government did not keep the plight of people in mind and took the decision with an eye on Assembly elections.
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“The sudden ban on high denomination notes has caused immense hardships to commoners, farmers and the poor, the demonetisation has been done by the NDA government with an eye on elections, and not keeping plight of people in mind,” he told a press conference in Lucknow. He said SP, the ruling party in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, too was opposed to the use of black money in elections.
“We are against black money. SP has fought against it. We do not want use of black money in elections,” he said. The SP patriarch demanded a roll back of demonetisation decision for a few days in view of the wedding season. He suggested that people be given a week’s time by the government, which had on Tuesday night announced withdrawal of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes from circulation in a bid to flush out black money and to check corruption.