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BJP workshop on cashless transactions

GUWAHATI: The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bhawan, the BJP headquarters here, on Sunday virtually turned into a classroom. Banking and financial experts, and saffron party leaders imparted lessons to grassroots party workers on the long-term benefits of demonetisation and the necessity of cashless transactions.

The workers and party cadres, on their part, will fan out to areas in rural Assam to allay fears about demonetisation and try to bring about a change in the prevailing negative perception about the move.

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) president Diplu Ranjan Sarma said Sunday's workshop was organized here as part of a country-wide programme by the party to educate party members as well as the common people about the move.

"Next week onwards, our members and workers will be on the ground telling people why we should all be opting for cashless transactions. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a bold initiative. It has come a big blow to the terror networks. So, we have to take this message to the people, especially in rural areas," Sarma said.

Sarma said financial experts will join hands with BJP's youth wing to explain to the people at the grassroots level the pros and cons of demonetization. "Yuva Morcha will be at the forefront of this exercise. Our members will be at the block-level, in street corners and outside banks," he added.

BJYM national secretary and in charge for Assam, Swarup Sikder, said the training programme for BJYM members is being organized across the northeast.

"Youths can take a proactive role in spreading awareness among people on cashless transaction. This is basically a campaign for cashless economy," Sikder said.