The new anti-national: Fadnavis says people against demonetisation are against country
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said that those opposing Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the demonetisation of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes were harming the country.
The BJP leader said people should come together to “win this decisive battle against black money”. Addressing a campaign rally for the municipal elections at Ratnagiri, Fadnavis said: “We are going towards a new economic independence. In this battle for economic independence, the person who stands with Modiji for the next 50 days will become a soldier in this battle, and the one who does not stand with the PM will be against this country.”
“Now, you have to decide whether you want to become a soldier in the battle for economic freedom or whether you want to become a ‘desh virodhak’ (those against the country),” Fadnavis said, according to a PTI report.
“We all should stand with Modiji for the next 50 days and win this decisive battle against black money,” the Maharashtra CM added. Altogether 15,827 candidates are in the fray for the 3,706 seats spread over 164 municipal councils and nagar panchayats in Maharashtra, where the first phase of polling will be held on November 27.
The BJP has already lost 17 APMC seats in Panvel, Maharashtra, the first election after the demonetisation was announced.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8 announced that the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes will be illegal in an effort to curb corruption and eliminate black money.