Jashodaben, the estranged wife of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday praised the Union government’s demonetisation move, saying it will prove beneficial for the people of the country.
Jashodaben reached Kota to attend the Akhil Bhartiya Rashtriya Adhiveshan and Yuvak/Yuvati Parichay Sammelan of the Zila Tailik Sahu Mahasabha of Kota.
Asked by the media about the Modi government’s tenure so far, Jashodaben said the government’s performance has been good.
On a query related to the demonetisation drive, she said the Modi government took the step to demonetise the higher bank notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 to check black money and corruption.
“The demonetisation drive will bring back black money and will also lead to progress of the citizens,” Jashodaben said.
Jashodaben is a retired school teacher in her early 60s who lives with her brother Ashok in a north Gujarat village. Though she was married to Modi in 1968, the couple has not been living together for several decades now.
Banknotes of denomination Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 were demonetised by the government on November 8 as part of its efforts to purge illegal money from the market and cull counterfeit currency.