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Nitish welcomes demonetisation move

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. File photo

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. File photo  

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday welcomed and supported the Union government's decision to withdraw Rs 1000 and Rs 500 currency notes. He said it would help the country’s economy in the long run.

“In the beginning people might face some inconvenience but taking everything into account, it would yield positive results,” Mr. Kumar, who is also JD(U) national president, said.

Mr. Kumar was talking to mediapersons at the Patna airport before leaving for Bettiah, district headquarters of West Champaran, from where he is starting his “Nishchay yatra.”

Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav and senior Congress minister Madan Mohan Jha accompanied Mr. Kumar for the launch of “Nishchay yatra”, which is aimed at taking feedback from people on implementation of prohibition and start of “seven resolves” that was adopted by the grand secular alliance ministry in the State as policy of governance for next five year.

“I think the country’s economy will benefit from this decision. That’s why I am welcoming and supporting the decision of withdrawing Rs 1000 and Rs 500,” he said.

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