Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and said that she congratulated him for the demonetisation decision. The PDP leader said that the situation in the Valley was getting better.
The chief minister, whose party is in alliance with BJP in J-K, also said that the decision is not ordinary. “It will cause some inconvenience to people but it will turn out to be historic for the country,” Mehbooba added.
Mehbooba’s comments come at a time when the opposition parties are holding nationwide protests against the Narendra Modi government’s November 8 decision of demonetising high-value currency notes. Congress workers, meanwhile, were detained by police in Jammu. While the Congress party said that it had called for ‘Jan Akrosh Diwas’, several Left parties called for a 12-hour shutdown.
Ever since the decision came into effect, banks and ATMs have seen long and serpentine queues. Despite the government’s assurance, there seems to be little relief for the people.