PM meets President, briefs him about measures on demonetisation

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met President Pranab Mukherjee and apprised him of the measures taken by the government for people’s convenience following the demonetisation decision.

According to Rashtrapati Bhavan sources, the prime minister had a detailed discussion with the president and informed him about the steps taken by the government to ensure that people don’t face problems.

The government has issued several guidelines following the demonetisation of Rs 500 and 1,000 notes by the government on November 8, that has triggered long queues at banks and ATMs across the country to deposit or exchange the scrapped notes and withdraw cash.

Both the houses of Parliament on Friday saw heated exchanges between the government and the opposition over the demonetisation issue, leading to disruptions of proceedings and eventually adjournments for the day.