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Rajnath Singh Dials Uddhav Thackeray After Sena Joins Currency Ban Protest

File image of Uddhav Thackeray and Home minister Rajnath Singh (PTI)

File image of Uddhav Thackeray and Home minister Rajnath Singh (PTI)

On Wednesday, the Shiv Sena had sent its lawmakers to meet the President in the leadership of Mamata Banerjee.

Marya Shakil
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New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday evening over the issue of demonetisation drive after the NDA ally in Maharashtra participated in a protest march in the national Capital led by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

Sources told CNN-News18 that Rajnath briefed Thackeray on the steps taken by Central Government to ease the pressure on the general public post the currency ban announcement on November 8.

On Wednesday, the Shiv Sena had sent its lawmakers to meet the President in the leadership of Mamata Banerjee.

After Banerjee called Uddhav Thackeray, Sena's Sanjay Raut said, "It is not about opposition or ruling parties, it's about the trouble faced by the people."

The Shiv Sena chief had criticised the Prime Minister's 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.

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