RJD chief Lalu Yadav changes stance, announces support for demonetisation move

30 Nov , 2016 , 10:06 AM
Representative (Image: Getty)
Representative (Image: Getty)

Changing stance on demonetisation, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav has come out in support of JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar. Late on Monday evening, Nitish Kumar met Lalu Yadav at his residence. Later, in the presence of RJD MLAs, Lalu announced that he supports demonetisation move.

Lalu said that he supports demonetisation but still oppose the way it has been implemented. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on November 8 that Rs 500 and Rs 1000 crurrency notes will be illegal tender. Barring few parties, Opposition has so far protested against demonetisation move.

Congress party is leading the protest in the Parliament. Lalu Yadav was leading the protest in Bihar. BSP supremo Mayawati has also been very vocal against the demonetisation move and is leading the protest in Uttar Pradesh. TMC leader Mamata Banerjee is also protesting the demonetisation. Mamata along with Aam Aadmi Party are protesting in Delhi against demonetisation.

Earlier, despite having alliance with Congress in Bihar, JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar had chosen to support the demonetisation move. Nitish Kumar had made it clear that all the three alliance parties may take different stand on the issues of national politics.

First Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 09:28 AM
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