Bal Thackeray with Narendra Modi at Matoshree in 2003. File pic
Amid Shiv Sena’s growing criticism of Centre’s demonetisation move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday told the party MPs that had former party patriarch Bal Thackeray been alive, he would have supported the move.
Modi said this while interacting with Shiv Sena MPs, who met him in the national capital urging him to allow co-operative banks, district central co-operative banks (DCCBs) and credit co-operative societies to exchange notes.
“PM told the visiting MPs that had late Sena supremo Bal Thackeray been alive, he would have supported the decision to scrap R500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes,” a Sena source said. President Uddhav Thackeray said he was happy that PM had respect for Balasaheb in his heart.