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Now a 'poster war' between BJP and Sena over demonetisation

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Ahead of the civic body polls, a new 'poster war' has erupted between the and its oldest ally over the issue of and black money.

While a poster put up by the shows Prime Minister Modi receiving blessings from late Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, a counter poster put up by its ally taunts saying it finally remembered the Sena patriarch.

According to Sena leader, Prasad Lad, BJP's wing vice president put up a poster at a traffic signal near the office at Nariman Point this morning while the Sena's South vibhag Pramukh Pandurang Sakpal put up another poster to counter BJP in the same area.

Lad's poster bears Modi's photo at one corner where is shown in a way that seems he is blessing Modi on his decision. A line on the poster states 'Kalya Paishacha Khatma, hech Achche Din' (End of black money means good days have arrived).

Sena's poster meanwhile also uses Bal Thackeray's photo with the lines 'Prime Minister Modincha Kewilwana Akrosh (PM Modi's appealing howl), 'Shewati pramukhanchi athwan Zalich' (finally he has been reminded of Bal Thackeray) scribbled below.

Recently, while Sena MPs had met Modi to submit a Memorandum that sought to allow DCC banks to allow exchange of old notes, Modi reportedly told them that had been alive, he would have blessed him.

Meanwhile, has taken a harsh stand over the chaos among people who are standing in long queues to withdraw cash from banks and ATMs.

He has threatened the BJP that he would not shy from taking an extreme step if Modi ignores common people's difficulties after the withdrawal of higher denomination of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.

Police officials later removed both the posters.

Polls to the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai are scheduled to take place next year.

On November 8, Prime Minister Modi had announced his government's decision to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes.

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First Published: Sat, November 26 2016. 20:58 IST