AP CM had prior info about note ban: Jagan

Hyderabad: Leader of opposition in the AP Legislative Assembly Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy has alleged that Chief Minster N. Chandrababu Naidu had prior information about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to demonetize the 500 and 1000 rupee notes.

Making this statement in Rajahmundry, Jagan charged that Naidu, being an ally of the BJP both at the Centre and in the state, was privy to the demonetization move, and accordingly has taken required measures to safeguard his “ill-gotten” black money.

While observing that the intention in demonetization was good, its implementation was very bad. As a result, common people were put to innumerable hardships.

Defending the opposition protests, Jagan pointed out that it was the responsibility of the opposition leaders to take up the issue at various levels in support of the common man who has been worst hit due to the sudden cash crunch.

BJP says black money hoarders spreading false info

Meanwhile, BJP Andhra Pradesh leader S Vishnuvardhan Reddy, quoting a survey, said 81 per cent of people are supporting Modi’s demonetization decision.

Speaking to the media at BJP Telangana state office in Hyderabad on Wednesday, he said some black money hoarders are trying to spread false information and misleading the people on this major decision. He alleged some people are facing problems because they are being subjected to hardship by black money hoarders who are sending poor people to banks to stand in queue for exchange of old notes.

Taking a dig at opposition parties including left parties, he asked whether they are in support of labour and poor people, or they wanted to support black money hoarders and corrupt people.

The BJP leader said party’s national president Amit Shah is visiting Andhra Pradesh on November 26. He will address a public meeting on the same day at Tadepalligudem which would be attended by Union ministers including M Venkaiah Naidu.

Leftist leaders plan mass protest

In a related development, leftist leaders has issued a call for an all India protest against the growing agonies of the people, due to withdrawal of Rs. 1000 and  Rs. 500 notes. They have also decided to launch a week-long ‘All India mass mobilization programme’ from November 24 to 30.

They met in New Delhi on Tuesday evening.  CPI General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy, CPI (M) General  Secretary  Sitaram Yechury, CPI Secretary D Raja, CPI (ML) Liberation general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya , Forward Bloc secretary Devarajan were among those who attended the meeting.

The left parties demand the Central government to permit the use of Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 notes for all legal and legitimate transactions till the declared date of December 30, 2016 or until alternative arrangements are put in place and the required quantity of new currency notes are available. The cooperative banks, the life line of rural financial activity, must be allowed to transact all banking activity.

The left parties have appealed to all those, including the opposition parties, who are opposed to the demonetization decision to join the mass protest.  Its date will be set after mutual agreement with other opposition parties.



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