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Demonetisation: Shatrughan hails Modi, seeks committee under

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Hailing Prime Minister Modi for his "bold" decision against blackmoney, senior leader today suggested forming of a committee under veteran leader to ease the trouble faced by the people ahead of salary day rush.

"It is a bold and timely decision of the PM which is well intended to fight through hawala network," Sinha told PTI from Goa.

He said a committee of intellectuals and experts of other fields under Advani should be set up to suggest ways for the convenience of the people, particularly ahead of "salary day rush" in the new month, to withdraw their money.

With his some recent tweets against causing embarrassment for the party, the actor-turned leader claimed he was the first to congratulate the PM for the decision to demonetise high value notes.

He, however, blamed some leaders for "messing up" the implementation of resulting in difficulty for the common people.

"I am sceptic about the implementation of the policy as no proper home work was done ahead of it," he said without naming anyone.

Referring to his not being invited to the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) function at Panaji organised by I & B ministry with Entertainment society of Goa, the actor-turned-politician said, "I attended the function on request of some of my friends of FTII."

On criticism from Bihar Mangal Pandey and others including Leader of Opposition in state assembly Prem Kumar over his comments on demonetisation, Sinha said, "I don't want to react at comments of leaders responsible for the bad defeat of the party in Bihar (assembly) poll."

"They seem to be driven by the urge to gain cheap publicity by criticising me for my personal frank opinion which will do good to the party," he added.

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 21:42 IST