Mamata laments lack of cash, claims discrimination
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the central government of discrimination in cash disbursement among different states and demanded the RBI reveal detailed figures of different denomination of currency notes that are being distributed.
“There is total discrimination in disbursement of cash between States,” Banerjee said on Twitter.
“Let RBI release all figures as to which state is getting which currency,” she demanded.
Calling Rs 500 and Rs 100 denomination currency notes “a rare commodity”, she said that due to inadequate supply of these notes in many states including West Bengal, people are facing issues with small change.
Earlier in the Day, Banerjee lamented the adverse situation in the nation due to the lack of cash. She also alleged the Reserve Bank of India was not sending the “critically necessary funds” to many states which it had previously promised.
“Reports are coming in from different parts of the country, including Bengal, that currency notes are not available. Even RBI has not given many State Govt’s critically necessary funds despite announcements & promises,” the Trinamool supremo said earlier in the social media website.
Banerjee, who has been at the forefront of anti-demonetisation movement, also said she can’t imagine the adversity in the unorganised sector when salaried employees in the organised sector are failing to withdraw the necessary amount to run their family.
“The salaried class people are not getting their own money from banks for their livelihood.If those in organised sector are facing these serious problems, you can imagine how grim the situation is in the unorganised sector.
“The salaried class people are not getting their own money from banks for their livelihood,” she said.
“If those in organised sector are facing these serious problems, you can imagine how grim the situation is in the unorganised sector,” she added.