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In what may irk the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), NDA constituent Shiv Sena on Monday alleged that the implementation of demonetisation has not been done in an appropriate manner and said it is not only 'one party's monopoly' to end corruption.
"We also supported the Centre's demonetisation move but the middle class has been suffering due to this in Maharashtra and we are just trying to bring that in front of the government. I don't think there is anything wrong in that. The implementation is not done in the right way. Everyone is against corruption. It's not only one party's monopoly to end corruption; everyone is patriotic and wants good for the country," he added.
Meanwhile, the government attempted to pacify a sulking opposition with Union Home Rajnath Singh stating in Parliament that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the debate on the move to demonetise high-value currency notes if needed.
At least 10 opposition parties are marking today as a day of protest against demonetisation, though only the Left has called for a 'Bharat Bandh' or a nationwide shutdown.
Defending his move, Prime Minister Modi said yesterday in his Mann Ki Baat address that today's strike or 'bandh' is a 'corruption bandh', fueling the opposition's demand for an apology.
The opposition leaders have been critical of the Prime Minister for branding them as corrupt or siding with the corrupt because they have questioned the implementation of demonetisation.
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