Demonetisation move could have serious repercussions on the upcoming Uttar Pradesh polls, MPs tell Amit ShahDecember 16 2016
More than two dozen lawmakers from the Bharatiya Janata Party have told BJP president Amit Shah that the government's demonetisation move could have serious repercussions on the upcoming Uttar Pradesh polls.
The MPs reportedly told Shah that demonetisation could negatively impact the party's popularity in UP, reducing the approval it had received after the Indian Army's "surgical strikes" at the India Pakistan border in September, during a dinner hosted at home minister Rajnath Singh's Delhi residence.
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.