BJP ally in Goa flays demonetisation

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Panaji, Dec 8 (IANS) The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), a BJP ally in Goa, on Thursday said the demonetisation scheme had caused hardship to people because of the cash crunch.

“While the idea to weed out black money is good, the manner in which demonetisation has been implemented has put people in hardship,” MGP President Deepak Dhavalikar told reporters.

Asked if the pain caused to bank account holders would affect the ruling BJP and MGP in the coming assembly elections, Dhavalikar said: “I cannot answer that. You know what the reality is.”

Banks in Goa continue to be cash-strapped, with most ATMs shuttered due to lack of cash.

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has also said on numerous occasions that demonetisation, though done with a good intent, had caused hardship to people.

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