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BJP Win in Assam Bypolls Mandate of Demonetisation: CM Sonowal

Press Trust Of India

First published: November 22, 2016, 6:22 PM IST | Updated: November 22, 2016
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BJP Win in Assam Bypolls Mandate of Demonetisation: CM Sonowal
A file photo Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal. (Getty Images)

New Delhi: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday termed the BJP's win in one Lok Sabha and one Assembly seat in Assam as the 'mandate' of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to demonetise the Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes.

"BJP's victory in bypolls is a clear indication that people are fully supporting the decision to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes. It is people's mandate for the Prime Minister's decision of demonetisation," he told reporters in New Delhi.

The Chief Minister said people responded overwhelmingly in support of Modi's call for eradicating black money and a clear indication that the BJP-led governments at the Centre and Assam were performing well.

BJP has won the recently held bypolls in Lakhimpur Lok Sabha constituency and Baithalangshu Assembly seat.

Sonowal, who is in the national capital, met the Prime Minister and appealed him to ensure monitoring of construction of fencing along the Indo-Bangladesh border through Army for speedy completion.

The Chief Minister also discussed with the Prime Minister a spectrum of issues ranging from demonetisation to law and order situation in Assam.

Sonowal apprised Modi of different steps that the state government has taken with the help of the Reserve Bank of India to facilitate smooth flow of new currency notes in every nook and corner of the state in the wake of demonetisation of high currency notes.

He also informed the Prime Minister that the state government machinery with the help of RBI, SBI and other Banks has made adequate steps to ensure smooth flow of new currency notes to all sections of people including tea garden workers.

Sonowal also informed the Prime Minister of the progress of NRC work and Indo-Bangla border fencing. Modi also assured all help from the Centre in successfully completing these exercises for the betterment of Assam.

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