Sat, Feb 25, 2017 | updated 07:05 PM IST

Reveal amount deposited after demonetisation drive: CPI (M) to PM Modi

Updated: Dec 31, 2016 11:23 IST
New Delhi [India], Dec. 31 (ANI): The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) on Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reveal the amount received by the government post demonetisation.

"We just want to ask Prime Minister as to how much currency they got back after demonetisation. What is the end result of this move? If more money has come back of what has been demonetised which was expected, which means what all black money has been legalised into white," CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury told ANI.

Yechury also demanded a waive off of farmers loans and to provide relief to workers through the MNREGRE program.

Targeting the Prime Minister's cashless economy initiative, he said, "By promoting a cashless economy, the Prime Minister is allowing big multinational corporations involved in digital transactions to maximise their profits."

Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja pointed out the problems still being faced by the people after demonetisation and added priority must be given to finding solutions to their problems.

"The Prime Minister should stop reiterating. He should address the real issues. Fifty days of the Prime Minister's demonetisation policy is over now. He should tell us how much black money the government has got as fake currency," said Raja.

The deadline to deposit old Rs. 500 and 1,000 currency notes ends today.

However, people will still have time to exchange currency notes at designated Reserve Bank of India (RBI) counters till March 31 after giving valid reasons for not depositing defunct notes in their accounts by December 30.

From today, it will be illegal to have banned notes and one can be fined heavily for carrying them, according to a new law.

One can deposit old notes only in select branches of RBI after today's deadline.

Furnishing wrong information while depositing old currency between January 1 and March 31 will attract a fine of Rs 5,000, or five times the amount.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address the nation this evening, and according to reports, is expected to spell out the post-demonetisation roadmap.

This will be his second address to the nation since his announcement to scrap 1,000 and 500 rupees notes on November 8.

While announcing the landmark decision, he had asked the people to give 50 days for demonetisation and getting accustomed to a cashless economy. (ANI)

Imphal (Manipur) [India], Feb.25 (ANI): The chanting of 'Hare Krishna Hare Rama' engulfs Imphal as the famed Iskcon Temple on the banks of the Imphal River attracts pilgrims from across the region and the world.

Full Story >>

Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)[India], Feb. 25(ANI): Deputy Election Officer Mahendra Kumar on Saturday said that the Election Commission is investigating a case registered against Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) Uttar Pradesh unit chief Keshav Prasad Maurya.

Full Story >>

Imphal (Manipur) [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Friday hits back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remark on the economic blockade and said that this kind of statement was not expected from the former.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Condemning the statement made by former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, National Panthers Party leader Bhim Singh said Abdullah should apologise to the people of Jammu and Kashmir whom he has looted.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb.25 (ANI): Congress leader C. P. Joshi on Saturday criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on development in Manipur and claimed that there is an improvement in the infant mortality rate.

Full Story >>

New Delhi, [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): The Patiala House Court on Saturday extended three days remand of 1988 batch IAS B.L. Agrawal and two others in connection with the Chhattisgarh bribery case.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Saturday has issued a notice to Delhi Police, asking them to provide details regarding the manhandling of women protestor.

Full Story >>

Imphal (Manipur) [India], Feb. 25(ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a dig at Ibobi Okram Singh, stating the Manipur Chief Minister was infamous for taking 10 percent commission as bribe.

Full Story >>

New Delhi, [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Motilal Vohra today denied any connection with the Karnataka bribegate diary case saying he knows nothing about it.

Full Story >>

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): In what may spark a fresh controversy, Hindu Samhati president, Tapan Ghosh on Saturday said that women should wear 'bindi' and Hindu men should sport 'tilak' on their forehead to avoid incidents like Kansas shooting.

Full Story >>

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], Feb.25 (ANI): A major accident between two planes, an IndiGo and a SpiceJet aircraft was averted at Ahmedabad airport due to the presence of rabbits on the airstrip, reported the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Full Story >>

Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb.25 (ANI): Launching a scathing attack on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his recent statement on conspiracy across the borders causing rail accidents in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that former is fooling the nation.

Full Story >>

Hyderabad [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Amid the outrage over the use of 'excessive force' by security forces in the Valley towards civilians, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has stated that its personnel are being trained thoroughly in every aspect of crowd control with least collateral damage.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Clearing the air over the possible alliance between the Shiv Sena and the Congress in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary and former union minister Gurudas Kamat on Saturday refuted the coalition between both the parties.

Full Story >>

Muslim votes for SP will help BJP: Mayawati

Updated: Feb 25, 2017 15:20 IST

Deoria, (Uttar Pradesh), Feb. 24 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati on Monday said Muslims voting for the Samajwadi Party (SP) would eventually end up helping the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb.25 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minsiter Nirmal Singh on Saturday said laders like National Conference president Farooq Abdullah responsible for the prevailing crisis in the state.

Full Story >>

Jammu [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): The National Conference (NC) on Saturday stood firmly behind its Chief Farooq Abdullah, after he came under fire for saying that Kashmiri youth are picking up arms to fight for their freedom, saying that he was only voicing what the young people wanted, adding that the Centre was the real culprit here for the burgeoning crisis in the Valley.

Full Story >>

Imphal (Manipur) [India], Feb. 25(ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged that the Congress party is dividing people by spreading lies about the Centre compromising the territorial integrity of Manipur by signing an accord with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland -- Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) insurgent group.

Full Story >>

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Feb.25 (ANI):In a bid to improve connectivity and to make northeast region a destination paradise, Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation (IRTC) and the North East Frontier Railway (NFR) recently launched the "Aastha Circuit Train" a special pilgrim train for the Northeastern region here.

Full Story >>

New Delhi, [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Condemning statements made by former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nalin Kohli said locals picking up arms in Kashmir will be neutralized.

Full Story >>