As opposition Congress observes ‘Black Day’ today to mark the first anniversary of demonetisation, the ruling BJP is observing ‘anti-black money day’ to take home the benefits of its move. The BJP had aggressively batted for the note ban decision, terming it pivotal in fighting corruption and black money.
The ruling party leaders have also hailed demonetisation move as the one resulting in breaking the back of terrorism, cross border fake currency rackets and funding of naxalite activities.
BJP leaders, including many Union ministers, will fan out across the country to highlight the “benefits” of demonetisation. on the first anniversary of the exercise.
Unfazed by the opposition criticism, the BJP has claimed deminetisation led to a cleaner economy.
Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Ananth Kumar, Nirmala Sitharaman, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Suresh Prabhu and Smriti Irani will speak to the media in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Lucknow respectively on Wednesday.
Prakash Javadekar will address a press conference in Bengaluru and Piyush Goyal in Ahmedabad. Union minister Jayant Sinha has also been drafted for the exercise, sources said. BJP chief Amit Shah will be in Gujarat.
Turning up the heat on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government hit corruption and black money hard, making the opposition party angry.
(With inputs from PTI)