Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to allow use of the demonetised Rs 500 notes till November 30 in light of lack of alternative arrangements, which has hit the common man hard. This is his second letter to Modi in this regard.
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While emphasising that his government was against black money and circulation of fake currency notes, Akhilesh, in his letter, said that the issue had led to law and order problems in some districts.
“The situation has become so intense that in some districts, despite complete vigilance by local administration, law and order situation has developed,” said Akhilesh’s letter.
“In his letter, chief minister has pointed out that on November 8 midnight, Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes were demonetised. But due to lack of availability of alternative currency and its distribution, common public is facing lot of problems,” said an official spokesperson of the state government. Akhilesh also said that farmers, patients, labourers and small traders were among the worst hit and mentioned endless queues outside ATMs and banks.
However, his letter assured that the “state government is against black money and fake currency notes’ circulation and would support steps taken by the central government in this direction.”
On Friday, Akhilesh had written to Modi and Finance minister Arun Jaitley, urging them to allow use of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes for emergency medical services in private hospitals and medicine outlets till the end of the month.
This will ensure medical facilities to common public and poor farmers, who are facing a lot of problems after the ban on high denomination notes, he had written.