KC Tyagi convinced Nitish Kumar to support demonetisation?

Nitish met BJP chief Amit Shah at a Gurgaon farmhouse on November 1.

KC Tyagi convinced Nitish Kumar to support demonetisation?

While the political war over demonetisation Narendra Modi government’s demonetisation continues, opposition parties have been panned the move. The opposition has said that the implementation of demonetisation has been a catastrophe excluding Nitish Kumar, chief minister of Bihar, the man who created the grant alliance against BJP.

Nitish Kumar’s was a shocker to the opposition. His ally, Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad Yadav, has also welcomed it as a move to counter black money.


Saying "I am in favour of the decision to demonetise Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes which will help end '2 number ka dhanda'(illegal business)," Nitish Kumar extended his support to Modi.

Reports say that Nitish met BJP chief Amit Shah at a Gurgaon farmhouse on November 1. The connecting man who has brought Nitish on Modi’s side was KC Tyagi, the Janata Dal-United general secretary.

KC Tyagi, the member of Rajya Sabha and current Chairman of the Parliamentary standing committee on Industry, has made most efforts to convince Nitish Kumar. The meeting between Nitish and Amit Shah was the outcome of Tyagi’s move.

Sources added that Tyagi has bagged some promises from BJP head. The Centre is also due to announce a package for Bihar. All in return for Nitish’s support to Modi on demonetisation.

There is another motive for placing Nitish at the head of Modi sympathisers – divide the liberal intelligentsia. Amid the political war, a major party from the opposition has turned in favour of Modi's demonetisation policy.