Bhubaneswar: BJD’s MP from Kendrapara, Baijayant Panda today came out in the support of the demonetisation move. However, he showed his concern saying that one has to also be sensitive to the difficulties being faced by the people on account of the ban on old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
“Within one hour of the announcement of the scheme, I tweeted welcoming it and my party has also taken a stand welcoming it. With regard to implementation, we know that people have been facing difficulties and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik, right since the day after the announcement is monitoring the situation. The CM has been taking steps to ensure facilitation, particularly in rural areas. I have said this before and let me say it again, I think it is possible to take a stand, both by supporting this ban on old notes and also being sensitive to the difficulties that many people are facing right now,” Panda said.