Allow circulation of Rs 500 notes along with new ones: Mamata Banerjee

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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the Narendra Modi government of making “actionless announcements” and said it should allow the old Rs 500 notes to remain in circulation along with new notes to help the common people.

Mamata Banerjee

“We are looking for a solution. I have some concrete suggestions which will help restore normalcy and help all people who are suffering,” she said in a statement.

The government should allow old Rs 500 notes to remain in circulation along with new notes. Also Rs 100, Rs 50, Rs 10 notes must be made easily available.

“The Rs 1,000 notes may be withdrawn when circulation improves by December 30, or at your discretion,” she said, adding there was no need for anymore “faltu, action-less announcements. Sometimes blunders lead to more blunders”.

Banerjee along with her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday set a deadline of three days to the Modi government to roll back the demonetisation decision, warning of “widespread unrest” if the current “chaos” continues.

(With inputs from PTI)

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