New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday evening over the Centre's currency ban move after the NDA ally in Maharashtra joined hands with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and participated in a protest march in the national capital led by her party Trinamool Congress.
News18.com reported that the Union Home Minister briefed Thackeray on the steps taken by Narendra Modi government to ease the pressure on the general public post the currency ban announcement on November 8.
The move came hours after the Shiv Sena sent its lawmakers to meet the President in the leadership of Mamata Banerjee.
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee too spoke with Uddhav Thackeray on the issue.
Later, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, "It is not about opposition or ruling parties, its about the trouble faced by the people."
The Shiv Sena chief had earlier slammed the Centre for its decision to abolish 500 and 1000 rupee notes in the government's battle against black or untaxed money.
Sena said that people are facing severe hardships owing to the cash crunch.
The opposition had on Wednesday tried to corner the government in the Rajya Sabha over the demonetisation issue on the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament, accusing it of leaking the information of demonetisation beforehand to a select few and demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the matter.