BJD not commemorate ‘Anti-Black Money Day’

Bhubaneswar, November 6, 2017: Claiming
that demonetisation has failed to meet people’s expectations, the ruling Biju
Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha on Monday announced that it will not commemorate
November 8, the first anniversary of demonetisation, as ‘Anti-Black Money Day’
(Kala Dhan Virodh Diwas) as planned by BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre.
BJD president and Odisha Chief Naveen
Patnaik was the only non-NDA Chief Minister apart from his Bihar counterpart
Nitish Kumar to have supported the demonetisation move of Prime Minister
Narendra Modi by describing it as a bold step last year.
In May this year, the regional party
too demanded that the Centre should bring out a white paper on the impact of
demonetisation and inform people as to how much black money was seized.
“Demonetisation has failed to meet
people’s expectations. Not a single promise made by Prime Minister Narendra
Modi has been fulfilled. Neither terrorism has checked, nor corruption,” said
BJD Rajya Sabha member and spokesperson Pratap Keshari Deb at a news conference
at the State party officer here.
He said that the people of the country
are yet to know how much black money was seized.
The PM’s note ban diktat, which was
premised on the three-fold promise of eliminating black money, fake currency
and terror financing is yet to be realised, added Deb.
On November 8, last year, Modi, in a
stunning surprise announcement, declared that 500 and 1,000 rupee notes were to
be demonetised.
Meanwhile, BJP is gearing up to
celebrate the Anti-Black Day nation-wide. As per the plan, senior party leaders
will fan out across the country to inform the public about the benefits of the

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