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Patna : The JD(U) will not attend the opposition leaders meeting against demonetisation convened in New Delhi on December 27. Party’s secretary general K C Tyagi conveyed the decision of party president and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and said the meeting was meaningless as 14 parties were in favour demonetisation.
Nitish Kumar had already supported demonetisation though two other parties in the Grand Alliance government led by him are opposing demonetisation. The JD (U) feels the parties opposing demonetiation have no common minimum programme. It has asked PM Narendra Modi to step up campaign against black money by taking action against owners of benami property.
RJD president Lalu Prasad on December 26 advised the PM to enforce his self declared decision of punishment following failure of demonetisation as black money could not be controlled. Lalu said, “Narendra Modi had said
if he fails in 50 days, people should punish him at any road junction in the country. Modi should select the road junction,” he said.
Reacting to the comments of Lalu, union agriculture and farmers’welfare minister Radhamohan Singh said, ” Lalu was speaking much against demonetisation and PM’s action agaisnt black money. There is something wrong with Lalu.” RJD has called statewide dharna on Wednesday against demonetisation.