Amit Malviya takes on Mamata over her tweet on the withdraw of Rs.2000 banknotes by RBI
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and in-charge of the BJP’s IT cell Amit Malviya have waged a war on Twitter over the Reserve Bank of India‘s (RBI) move to withdraw Rs.2000 banknotes from circulation.
In a tweet, Banerjee said: “So it wasn’t Rs.2,000 dhamaka but a billion-dollar dhoka to a billion Indians. Wake up my dear brothers and sisters. The suffering we have endured due to demonetization can’t be forgotten and those who inflicted that suffering shouldn’t be forgiven.”
So it wasn’t ₹2000 dhamaka but a billion dollar dhoka to a billion Indians . Wake up my dear brothers and sisters. The suffering we have endured due to demonetisation can’t be forgotten and those who inflicted that suffering shouldn’t be forgiven.
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) May 19, 2023
Countering her post, Malviya said: “Arrest memo of Partha Chatterjee, former Education Minister in WB Govt, had mentioned Mamata Banerjee as his relative/ friend, whom person taken in custody intends to inform… Partha was arrested for the teacher recruitment scam and more than 50 crore in cash was recovered from his partner Arpita Mukherjee’s home. Both Arpita and Partha are very close to Mamata Banerjee.
“All the money, it seems, was collected in Rs.2,000 notes. It obviously hurts when it strikes so close…”
Arrest memo of Partha Chatterjee, former Education Minister in WB Govt, had mentioned Mamata Banerjee as his relative/friend, whom person taken in custody intends to inform… Partha was arrested for the teacher recruitment scam and more than 50 crore in cash was recovered from… https://t.co/ty2NeJ6qOK pic.twitter.com/yfw7vN5tB9
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) May 19, 2023
In its announcement on Friday evening, the RBI said that it will withdraw the Rs.2000 denomination banknote from circulation but it will continue as legal tender.
“The Rs.2000 denomination banknote was introduced in November 2016 primarily to meet the currency requirements of the economy in an expeditious manner after the withdrawal of the legal tender status of all 500 and 1,000 banknotes in circulation at that time.”
It also said that all banks will provide deposit and/ or exchange facilities for Rs.2000 banknotes until September 30, 2023.
The RBI said withdrawing the banknotes was part of its clean note policy.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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If there are more DADAs, the banks will now be flooded with the 2000 Rs. notes, surely the AI will now be deployed more effectively to catch the wrong doers. As it is the 2000 Rs. note had vanished from circulation or being dispensed from ATMs for quite some time so people at large should have no issues. The pain will be felt by the big time hoarders only