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Major News and Events of 05 January 2017

What Happened on 05 January 2017

Pranab Mukherhee: Demonetisation Drive may Temporary Slowdown Economy

After the deadline of deposition of old 500 and 1000 notes lapsed on 30 December 2016, President Pranab Mukherjee on 5 January said that the demonetisation drive may lead to a temporary slowdown in the economy. He added that the government needs to be extra careful to ease the suffering of the poor.

Modi Praises Nitish Kumar for Alcohol Prohibition

Sharing the stage with the Bihar CM at Prakash Parv in Patna today, PM Modi praised Nitish Kumar for taking the step of alcohol prohibition in the state. He said it was a bold step taken by Kumar as he knew it will affect the revenue of the state. He encouraged the CM and said that it is the duty of every individual to join and make the initiative a success.

Sidhu to Contest from Amritsar East, says Congress

According to reports, Navjot Singh Sidhu is going to contest as a party nominee from Amritsar East which is his wife's constituency. The information has been confirmed by Amarinder Singh.

The cricketer-turned-politician had resigned from his post in Bharatiya Janata Party on 14 September 2016.

BSP Releases List of 100 Seats, 36 for Muslims

As the polls dates are out, BSP has come forward and released its list of 100 seats. The party has also mentioned the number of seats it has decided to give to the Muslims, which is 36. The BSP chief said that the names of the candidates were finalised long ago and there will be no change in it. She cautioned the Muslims that voting for any other party than BSP will only help BJP.

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