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BJP top brass to meet today to chalk out winter session strategy

india Updated: Nov 14, 2016 07:39 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP president Amit Shah and finance minister Arun Jaitley during the Diwali Mangal Milan programme at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

BJP Parliamentary Party Executive, comprising top brass including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah, will meet on Monday to chalk out its strategy for the winter session starting on Wednesday with the opposition keen to target the government over issues like demonetisation and OROP.

The saffron party believes that the demonetisation of Rs 1000/500 currency notes has generated a positive public mood but inconvenience caused to the masses, who have been queueing up for hours outside banks and ATMs for cash, has become a handy issue for the Congress, the Left, TMC, SP and BSP among others.

“We have nothing to hide or to feel apprehensive about issues like demonetisation and OROP,” a party leader said, claiming that a debate on the currency issue will help it in upcoming assembly polls.

In a clear indication of the party’s line in Parliament, Shah had attacked opposition parties, saying they were against an exercise which has rattled those dealing in black money, fake currency, narcotics and such activities.

Congress has sought suspension of business on day one of winter session to discuss the demonetisation issue.

TMC chief Mamata Banerjee too has expressed willingness to work with arch rival CPI(M) on the Centre’s demonetisation of high-value currency notes.

She called CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday, urging him to wage a “united fight” against the BJP and its “anti-people policies”.