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Odisha CM Naveen ‘Undecided’ On Backing Opposition’s ‘Demonetisation Black Day’ Call

**Bhubaneswar: ** When the opposition parties of India have given a clarion call to observe November 8 as ‘Black Day’ vehemently protesting PM Modi’s demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes on November 8, 2016, BJD supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik informed that his party is yet to take a decision on it.

On being queried by media if the BJD would join opposition in its demonetisation black day observance on November 8, pat came the reply of the regional satrap, “We haven’t discussed it yet. We’ll see.”

The Odisha Chief Minister also expressed his happiness over a hundred Congress and BJP workers from Salepur assembly constituency joining BJD on the day at Naveen Niwas here.

The media reactions to the ‘Black Day’ observance was made at Naveen Niwas on the sidelines the political joining of Salepur Congress and BJP workers.

Notably, the Odisha Chief Minister had then supported the Modi Government’s demonetisation exercise as it was touted as a move to check black money, terror funding and fake currency circulation, but now the rationale behind demonetisation has been questioned.

Terming demonetisation move the country’s “biggest scam”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday has already declared that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) will observe a ‘Black Day’ on November 8.

The TMC chief has also reiterated her demand for a probe into the currency exercise.

Earlier, the main opposition Congress has already announced for observing November 8 as ‘Black Day’ along with its allies and has also exhorted all anti-BJP political parties across India.

On the contrary, Modi Government and its allies have planned to counter the opposition’s ‘Black Day’ by its ‘Anti-Black Money Day’ on ensuing November 8.

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