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On same page with Nitish on demonetisation: Sharad Yadav

He said he is not opposed to invalidation of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 currency notes, but had concerns over cash crunch faced by poor

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sharad Yadav
Sharad Yadav

Amid reports of differences between him and party chief on demonetisation, senior leader on Wednesday asserted both were on the same page on the issue and there was "not even an iota" of disagreement.

Speaking to reporters in premises, Yadav, who had joined chief in protest led by her against earlier this week, said he is not opposed to invalidation of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 currency notes, but had flagged concerns over cash crunch faced by poor.

"There is not even an iota of difference within our party. I have not sought withdrawal of notebandi (demonetisation). And what Nitish ji has been saying? He said is a welcome step. When did I say withdraw the move?" he asked.

Yadav also wondered if his raising issues of "inconvenience" faced by farmers, agrarian workers and daily wage earners meant there are fissures within the party.

To another question, Yadav said the Opposition wants the House to run, but the government should consider its demand (that Prime Minister takes part in the debate over on the floor of the House).

Yadav was one of the key Opposition leaders to have taken part in the protest organised by the Kumar, however, has been supporting the move unequivocally.

Meanwhile, Union minister Harsh Vardhan lauded the Bihar Chief Minister for taking up the stand "rising above" politics and urged other opposition leaders to take a cue from him to support

"Kumar supported the move in line with rashtra dharma. Other opposition leaders too should take cue from him," he said.

First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 14:52 IST