Delhi: Janata Dal (United) will not take part in protest over the issue of demonetisation called by the Opposition on November 28.
As per Aaj Tak, the decision was taken in the core committee meeting of the party.
On the other hand, JD(U) national spokesperson KC Tyagi was quoted as saying by The Sunday Express, “Several parties taking part in the (November 28) protest include those which are demanding a rollback of the note ban. We have maintained that we support the note ban as a strong measure to stem black money. There is no question of supporting parties which are against the note ban.”
JD(U) will also not take party in the November 30 protest organised by the TMC in Patna in which West Bengal CM Mamata Banejee is due to take part.
However, JD(U) had joined Opposition parties in their protest against Parliament on Thursday on the note ban.
Yesterday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had said that he has taken a principled stand on demonetisation as he is convinced that the step will help fight black money.
"I support demonetisation as I'm convinced that it will help in the fight against black money," Kumar had said addressing a function to mark Prohibition Day in Patna.
Kumar, who has described the Centre's demonetisation decision as "sahshik" (courageous), had said in addition to scrapping of higher denomination currencies, attack on benami properties and prohibition could lead to creation of "kala dhan mukt Bharat" (black money free India), as per PTI.
He had said when he spoke of benami properties it includes real estate as well as stocking of gold and diamonds with the help of ill-gotten wealth.
"I will urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi that this is the right time to immediately hit at benami properties as well clamp liquor ban for better results against black money," he had said.
(With Agency inputs)