Demonetisation - Congress holds Modi responsible for inconvenience

The Congress party on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the BJP-led Union government over the demonetisation issue.

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New Delhi, Nov 12 The Congress party on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the BJP-led Union government over the demonetisation issue and held Prime Minister Narendra Modi responsible for inconvenience caused to the people.

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said the decision was not well thought out and was made in haste.

"My question is...account is mine, money is mine, then why should I stand in a line?," Sibal told the media here.

Kapil Sibal

He further called for a commission of inquiry to be setup to probe the money spent by the BJP before Narendra Modi came to power.

He trained his guns at the Prime Minister Modi and asked as to why he was in Japan when country is in crisis.

"At a time when the PM should have been present in the country, he is not here but in Japan," he said.

Meanwhile, long queues were seen outside banks and ATMs for the third consecutive day today.

People faced a great deal of inconvenience as several ATMs went dry yesterday due to cash crunch.

In a bid to ease the situation, government has extended the use of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes for utility bills till November 14.

In a major attempt to tackle hoarding of black money, corruption and terror financing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on November 8, announced that all Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 rupee notes would cease to be valid in all forms of transactions.

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