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Shah lauds Nitish for supporting demonetisation

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

President today lauded Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a one-time loyal ally who turned a bitter foe, for his support to demonetisation, the first time that the party leadership has publicly appreciated the JD(U) chief's stand.

"I publicly commend for the support he has given to Prime Minister Modi's fight against black money and corruption," Shah said at a public meeting with party the acknowledging Kumar's attempts to steer clear of the opposition's attempts to close ranks against the Centre over the issue.

"He first supported He yesterday made it clear that JD(U) is not supporting 'bandh' call given by some parties. We also acknowledge his support to the bill," a party leader said.

BJP, he said, also appreciates government's efforts in getting bail of high-profile accused, some linked to ally RJD, cancelled by moving to the Supreme

Incidentally, Shah had parried a query over Kumar's support to in a press conference the chief had held immediately after Prime Minister Modi's announcement in this regard.

Asked if it is an indication of growing bonhomie with Kumar, sources played down such suggestions but added that there is an appreciation for his stand on a various issues and Shah's public praise was an acknowledgment of this.

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First Published: Sun, November 27 2016. 19:42 IST