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Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan slams Uddhav Thackeray for criticising demonetisation of currency

Maharashtra Congress Chief Ashok Chavan Alleged That Shiv Sena Chief, Uddhav Thackeray Too Was Part Of The Government And Thus Responsible For The Problems Of The Common Man.

PTI | Updated on: 12 Nov 2016, 11:57:45 PM
Ashok Chavan slammed Uddhav Thackeray's criticism of demonetisation of currency notes (Image Source: Getty)

Mumbai:

Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan slammed Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday for criticising the Centre's decision to demonetise high-value currency notes.

He alleged that the Shiv Sena chief too was "responsible for the misery of the common man". "Uddhav Thackeray's criticism has no meaning.

He is part of the government and hence, responsible for the misery of the common man," he told reporters here.

Chavan alleged that the decision to demonetise high-value currency notes was taken "in a hasty manner and without giving it a proper thought".

"Adequate alternative measures were not taken before making this announcement," the former Maharashtra chief minister said.

He claimed that two persons had died due to "stress and tension" caused by the "sudden" move to scrap the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes and blamed the Centre for the deaths.

Earlier in the day, four NCP corporators from Parbhani Municipal Council joined the Congress in Chavan's presence.

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First Published : 12 Nov 2016, 10:50:00 PM

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