'Is govt planning to discontinue Rs. 2,000-notes?' asks TMC MP
(Sourced from PTI)
Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday asked the government to come out with the "real reasons" behind the cash crunch across the country, including whether there are plans to discontinue the Rs. 2,000 denomination notes. "I feel that the real reason for the cash crunch is because the government has perhaps decided to discontinue the Rs. 2,000 denomination currency notes," said Trivedi.
Trivedi, who is a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, also demanded an immediate statement from the government on "the truth behind the cash crunch". He said, "the people have a right to know and you cannot hoodwink them in a democracy."
Asking whether the printing of Rs. 2,000 notes have been stopped, Trivedi said "the government shouldn't hide facts from the people" and that he has himself not been getting this high-value currency note from the banks over past few months. Several opposition parties have questioned the cash crunch, with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee asking whether there was a financial emergency in the country.