Congress seeks 'white paper' on demonetisation
Mumbai - The restrictions on withdrawal of money from banks are still in effect even after 70 days of the decision of demonetisation. The Central government should immediately remove these restrictions and issue a white paper to answer people’s queries, demanded All India Congress Committee’s media in-charge Randeep Surjewala while addressing a press conference here at Gandhi Bhavan on Wednesday.
He further said that Rs 3.20 lakh crore were deposited in banks as Fixed Deposits in the month of September (before the announcement of demonetisation). Who deposited such a huge amount of money? Whether this money is black or white, asked Surjewala. The Central government is not conducting any inquiry in this connection as the banning of notes is the biggest scam in the history, claimed Surjewala.
“Who is responsible for the death of 120 persons who died due to chaotic condition resulted by the decision of demonetisation? Will prime minister Narendra Modi and the RBI Governor Urjit Patel seek the apology for this?”
He also raised questions on the letting off the huge amount allegedly seized from the institutes of the BJP leaders in Maharashtra.
MPCC president Ashok Chavan, city Congress president Sanjay Nirupam, MPCC spokespersons Sachin Sawant, Dr Raju Waghmare, Ulhas Pawar were also present at the press conference.