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Top ministers will fan out to claim demonetisation ‘victory’

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Nov 7, 2017, 12:44 am IST
Updated : Nov 7, 2017, 12:44 am IST

Jaitley had last week said that the BJP-led NDA will celebrate “Anti-Black Money Day” on November 8.

Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley (Photo: PTI)
 Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Centre is all set to project the demonetisation exercise as a major victory against black money ahead of the first anniversary of the decision on November 8. Several top Union ministers and BJP leaders, led by finance minister Arun Jaitley, will travel to all the four metros as well as other major cities as part of a major media blitz-krieg to spread the message of the move’s benefits a year down the line.

The entire exercise is aimed at countering the united Opposition’s protests which it has planned across India against demonetisation on November 8.

 

During the next two days, while Mr Jaitley will hold an “Anti-Black Money Day” press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday (November 7), on the same day chemical and fertilisers minister Ananth Kumar, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi will simultaneously hold media interactions in Hyderabad, Bhopal and Amritsar respectively.

On November 8, the first anniversary of the demonetisation exercise, three Union ministers — highways minister Nitin Gadkari, commerce minister Suresh Prabhu and HRD minister Prakash Javadekar — will hold press conferences in Mumbai, Jaipur and Bengaluru respectively.

 

Information and broadcasting minister Smriti Irani and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman will interact with the media on the same day (November 8) in Lucknow and Chennai respectively. Railway minister Piyush Goyal will hold fort in Ahmedabad simultaneously. Jayant Sinha, minister of state for civil aviation, will emphasise on the long-term benefits of the note ban exercise in Kolkata on the same day.

Senior BJP leader Sushil Modi will talk about the benefits of demonetisation in Patna on November 8. Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan held a press conference in Bhubaneshwar on Monday.

Mr Jaitley had last week said that the BJP-led NDA will celebrate “Anti-Black Money Day” on November 8. The announcement had come after most of the Opposition parties had said they would observe November 8 as a “Black Day” and hold protests across the country to highlight demonetisation’s “ill-effects” on the economy.

 

Tags: demonetisation, arun jaitley, black money
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