BJP MPs back demonetisation, pass resolution to support PM

Raj Kamal Rao
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with union ministers Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Venkaiah Naidu and senior leader L K Advani during BJP parliamentary party meeting, Nov 22, 2016. Photo - PTI

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with union ministers Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Venkaiah Naidu and senior leader L K Advani during BJP parliamentary party meeting, Nov 22, 2016.
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Meeting just ahead of the Parliamentary business on Tuesday, the BJP Parliamentary Party passed a unanimous resolution congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi terming government’s demonetisation mova a “great crusade” against black money and corruption.  The resolution comes at time when both houses of the Parliament are witnessing protests from opposition parties demanding the presence of Prime Minister to explain his move.

“We congratulate the Prime Minister for his historic, daring, pro-poor decision in the interest of the nation,” said the resolution.

Prime Minister also addressed the party brass and told them that demonetisation is just a one step in the series of steps planned to end the blackmoney menace in the country.

“Demonetisation is not the end but beginning of our deep and continuous struggle against blackmoney and corruption,” said PM at BJP Parliamentary Party meeting

Union Minister for Urban Development,Information & Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu at a talk on bold revolutionary step to curb corruption and black money  Photo-PTi

The party called in all its MP’s in the Parliament on Tuesday to explain the government’s decision to demonetise high denomination notes.

Speaking to media after the meet, Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that opposition is disrupting house asked them to decide on which side they stand in the fight against black money.

“At this critical juncture parties have to choose whether they stand with people or protect the interests of black money holders,” said Venkaiah Naidu.

Earlier Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressed party members in Parliamentary meet and explained government’s version.

“By stopping the ‘normal’ of last 70 years, Prime Minister has created a new ‘normal’,” Jaitley said addressing BJP MP’s

 

Slamming the Opposition for being a hurdle in the way of development, Jaitley, said that now “white” transactions will be the new norm.

“By stopping the ‘normal’ of last 70 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created a new normal,” says Jaitley. “Some people were saying even finance minister did not know of this decision, and then they say the party knew beforehand. How is that possible?” Jaitley asked amid Opposition’s heightened attack on the BJP-led Centre government.