New Delhi: While the Opposition continues to attack the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government following the demonetisation move and asking for its roll back, the Union Minister of State (MoS) for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal on Tuesday said, “We are not going to withdraw this decision.”
The Union Minister also said that the government is ready to discuss the demonetisation issue in the parliament after several demands made by the Opposition in the coming winter session.
Earlier in the day, Janata Dal United’s (JDU) Sharad Yadav gave notice for suspension of all listed business in Rajya Sabha to discuss “unplanned demonetisation of 500/1000 notes”.
In a surprise move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on Tuesday had announced that in order to put a menace and crackdown on black money, the government will demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes and they will be replaced by new Rs 500 and Rs 2,0000 notes which will be available in the ATMs from November 11.
However, PM also said that there was no need to panic as people will be able to deposit or exchange banned notes through Banks, Post Offices between November 10 and December 30.
But after the move by the government, people are standing in long queues waiting outside banks, ATMs, Post Offices to deposit, exchange the demonetised currency and facing inconvenience due to shortage of supply of the new currency.
First Published | 15 November 2016 11:01 AM