Patna,(BiharTimes): While the Bihar unit of the BJP––as elsewhere in the country––observed November 8 as ‘Anti-Black Money Day’ its ally, the Janata Dal (United) kept itself away from all the programmes of the saffron party.
This is so even when the party’s national president, Nitish Kumar, who was then the chief minister of Grand Alliance, backed PM Narendra Modi’s November 8, 2016 announcement on demonetization. That was the first sign of crack in the Grand Alliance and JD(U) itself and nine months later Nitish crossed over to re-join hands with the BJP and once again became CM.
JD(U) state president Bashishth Narayan Singh said though his party always firmly supports crackdown on black money, the activities being organised by BJP are party-based. Every party organises its own programmes and the BJP is observing Anti-Black Money Day.
He said his party had its own programmes. Still, there is no difference on the issue of demonetisation between JD(U) and BJP.