VIJAYAWADA: Asserting that the demonetisation of old currency notes was in partial fulfilment of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 2014 election promise, which was to eradicate black money, BJP national secretary and Andhra Pradesh affairs in charge Sidharth Nath Singh described it as a bold step that would be damaging for corrupt elements and dishonest politicians like Mayawati.
“We have gone ahead with the withdrawal of Rs.1,000 and Rs. 500 notes from circulation in the run-up to Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh (U.P.), Uttarakhand, Punjab and Goa to curb the use of black money in those elections. The idea is black money should not dominate the BJP’s strategy when it fights elections,” he observed.
Addressing media persons along with Health Minister Kamineni Srinivasa Rao at the latter’s residence here on Thursday, Mr. Sidharth Nath Singh said Ms. Mayawati had the dubious distinction of being garlanded with currency notes worth Rs.1 crore and was accused of taking money for seat distribution.