Demonetisation could hit BJP's poll prospects in UP, warns party MPs

According to reports, the law makers told Shah that people in the rural areas are not particularly thrilled with Modi's push for a cashless economy

Demonetisation could hit BJP

More than two dozen Bhartiya Janta Party  MPs from eastern Uttar Pradesh have told party president Amit Shah at a recent meeting that their electoral prospects could be affected if the ongoing cash crunch is not resolved till mid-January. UP will go to polls early next year.

According to Indian Express, the 30 MPs NDMC who were present at the meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday evening, told the BJP chief that the “goodwill and enthusiasm in favour of the party” after the September 29 surgical strikes on terror launch pads along the Line of Control had been “overshadowed by the distress over note bandi (withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes)”.


According to reports, the law makers told Shah that people in the rural areas are not particularly thrilled with Modi's push for a cashless economy. The biggest concern of the MPs is the low availability of currency notes in banks and the long queues outside ATMs. Sources told Indian Express that Amit Shah assured the MPs that all their concern will be conveyed to the government.

Members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) have also found similar concerns discussed in a meeting with several industrialists. This was reportedly discussed in a BJP-RSS coordination meeting in Lucknow.

Modi surprise decision on 8th November to withdraw Rs 1000 and Rs 500 has met with severe critism from the opposition parties who have it an issue throughout the ongoing winter session of the Parliament. However,