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The Bharatiya Janta Party National Secretary Shrikant Sharma has backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs.1000 currency notes and rebuked the opposition for its objection to it.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to remove corruption and curb the flow of black money from the country, as the two are the biggest hindrances coming in way of development of the nation," said Sharma.
Taking a dig at the opposition, Sharma said, "In the last 70 years, we couldn't develop the villages. Villages are still reeling from water crisis, electricity failure and lagging behind in education. There is no proper medical facilities and sound infrastructure there."
He further said that villagers have to face these problems because the funds which were allotted for village development were used in corruption.
"PM Modi wants to eliminate this corruption, but it is unfortunate that the opposition is demanding his removal," Shrikant told ANI.
Launching a scathing attack at opposition, he said, "Public can clearly see that the people, who have looted them in name of development, accumulated black money and encouraged corruption, are trying to hinder the fight against corruption and black money.
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