Discomfort due to demonetisation will be over in 5-7 days: Parrikar

Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) The “temporary discomfort” caused due to the demonetisation of high denomination currency notes will be over within “five to seven” days by when new currency notes will flow into the system, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday.

“2,000 rupee notes won’t work every where, I understand. It has been more than 10 days since the decision was taken and the queues have abated. Slowly, over the next five to seven days, people will get new notes and currency, which will put an end to this temporary discomfort,” Parrikar told a pre-poll rally in Cuncolim, located around 50 km from Panaji.

“To those who have stacked ill-gotten money from political corruption, we have shown guts to turn the same money into ashes. Such is the strength our Prime Minister has shown,” Parrikar said.