West Bengal and some other states are being discriminated against in the process of distribution of new currency notes, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday alleged and demanded that the Reserve Bank of India come out with “figures” in this regard.
“Rs 500, Rs 100 and smaller currency notes not seen in Bengal and many parts of the country. They have become a rare commodity. Let RBI release all figures as to which state is getting which currency,” Banerjee said in a statement.
“There is total discrimination in disbursement of cash between states. These figures need to be released. Totally biased, no planning,” she said.
The Chief Minister claimed that reports were coming in from different parts of the country, including West Bengal, that currency notes are not available.
“The salaried class is not getting its own money from banks…If those in the organised sector are facing serious problems, you can imagine how grim the situation is in the unorganised sector. Even RBI has not given many state governments critically necessary funds despite making announcements and promises,” she alleged.