NOT TAKING THE ‘BANDH’ CALL LYING DOWN THE ‘BHARAT BANDH’ called by the Opposition parties on November 28 against the demonetisation drive by the Centre has support of the Congress and the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) in Haryana.But supporters of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) aren’t taking it lying down.
Agnihotri handed over a piece of paper to the CM midway through his speech and whispered something in his ear.
An upset Virbhadra said: “Main kisi ke kehne pe kuan mein nahin kood sakta (I can’t jump into a well if someone says so)”.
And Sukhu’s supporters went around claiming that he is the leader to watch in Himachal Pradesh.
NOTE BAN HITS MANKOTIA Demonetisation of high-value currency has affected not only the common people, but also politicians in the state.
His plans were dashed when the Centre announced to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 banknotes.
“Our people are suffering in long queues outside the banks.“I don’t support Bharath Bandh because I am against corruption, black money and corrupt people (sic),” reads the message, urging the people to back Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demonetisation.VIRBHADRA PLAYS HIS CARDS CLOSE TO HIS CHEST Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh has already made clear that his son, state Youth Congress president Vikramaditya Singh, will contest the assembly elections due next year.AGNIHOTRI GETS DRESSING DOWN Himachal industries Minister Mukesh Agnihotri is seen as a close confidante of chief minister Virbhadra Singh, but people of his Haroli assembly constituency in Una district were left completely awestruck when the chief minister scolded him on the dais at a public meeting.Virbhadra was addressing a public meeting with Agnihotri standing behind him, expecting announcement of some new projects.Gupta, who was re-employed and made the HIPA boss by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar in 2015, got a two-month extension last week.