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Chidambaram takes dig at PM's demonetisation drive after cancellation of RK Nagar bypoll

The Election Commission had last night cancelled the April 12 bypoll to the R K Nagar Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu.

Published: 10th April 2017 10:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th April 2017 11:18 AM   |  A+A-

Former Union minister P Chidambaram. | PTI File Photo

By PTI

NEW DELHI: As the Election Commission cancelled the R K Nagar bypoll over the use of money power, Congress leader P Chidambaram today took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking if his demonetisation drive has achieved the desired results.

"We were told demonetisation has put an end to black money. Was money distributed in R K NAGAR white money?," the former Finance and Home Minister said in a tweet.

The Election Commission had last night cancelled the April 12 bypoll to the R K Nagar Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu, saying the electoral process has been "seriously vitiated" by parties through use of money power.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while announcing the demonetisation decision on November 8, had said that the move would curb blackmoney besides getting other positive results.

The bypoll to R K Nagar was necessitated due to the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.



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