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Amit Shah in UP: 'Narendra Modi government has made all the black money invalid'

BJP President Amit Shah, who was in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday, said that Narendra Modi government has taken a decisive step against corruption and said with the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, Modi government has made all the black money invalid and the notes used to fund terror activities will stop.

Talking about the surgical strikes along the Line of Control after the Uri terror attack, Shah said that this is not the Sonia Gandhi-Manmohan Singh government, but the Modi government who entered enemy turf and took action.

Setting the stage for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election, he said there won't be any development under the Samajwadi Party as only the BJP is pro-development.

Last week, Shah had refuted Opposition allegations that the ruling party knew about the government's move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, saying the information was limited to some constitutional and administrative entities.

"The BJP had no such prior information and there was no possibility of the party getting it. This information was limited only to some constitutional and administrative entities," Shah told reporters at a press conference.

Since the starting of the Parliament Winter Session, the Opposition launched a scathing attack on the NDA government over the demonetisation issue terming it "ill-timed" and "ill-conceived".

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Nov 17, 2016 15:47 PM

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