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JD-U urges Modi to wipe out benami properties

THE ASIAN AGE. | NAYEAR AZAD
Published : Nov 27, 2016, 2:10 am IST
Updated : Nov 27, 2016, 9:53 am IST

The Opposition had called for a nationwide strike on November 28 against the demonetisation drive.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (Photo: PTI)
 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (Photo: PTI)

Patna: The JD(U) on Saturday came out in strong support of demonetisation drive and announced that it will stay away from the agitation and protests against the note ban.

Speaking on the issue JD(U) state president Basisth Narayan Singh said, “Our party has taken a stand in favour of demonetisation and we will not participate in any agitation or strike which has been organised against the issue”.

 

He said that the decision was taken by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar during a meeting in Patna on Saturday. The JD(U) state president said that the party is convinced that the demonetisation drive will help wipe out black money from the country. The Opposition had called for a nationwide strike on November 28 against the demonetisation drive.

Earlier while addressing a function on the prohibition day, the Bihar chief minister had termed the demonetisation move as “courageous”.

“The Prime Minister should also launch a parallel crackdown on those who have been spending their black money and buying gold and diamond jewellery,” he said.

 

Besides he also urged the Centre to launch crackdown against benami properties and liquor trade along with the ban on high denomination currency notes to wipe out black money.

“Everyone knows that people involved in liquor trade have created benami properties to hide their black money. Attack on benami property and liquor trade will uproot black money from India,” Mr Kumar said.

Tags: cash demonetisation, nitish kumar, demonetisation drive
Location: India, Bihar, Patna