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Demonetisation: RBI remains clueless after Mamata, Kejriwal seek info on availability of cash

Delhi and West Bengal Chief Ministers on Thursday held a demonstration outside Reserve Bank of India
Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday said that banks across the country will remain open on the coming Saturday and Sunday

Revealing the depth of existing finical crisis in the country, Reserve Bank of India officials reportedly said the bank has no knowledge on the crisis that put crores of Indians in long serpentine queues before banks and ATMs.

Talking to media after meeting RBI officials along with Delhi Chief Minister Aravind Kejriwal, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said RBI regional manager told the bank has no data on the notes that have been printed so far.

Delhi and West Bengal Chief Ministers on Thursday held a demonstration outside Reserve Bank of India in New Delhi and asked the Modi-government to roll back the demonetization move within three days.

Media reports said few RBI officials met Kejriwal and Banerjee when they were camping outside the bank.

Trinamool Supremo said they came to RBI to know whether the bank has enough currency or not to resolve the crisis.

“Our main apprehension is shortage of currency. We are here to check whether there is enough cash to disburse among the people,” she told reporters.

“How much currency needed? How much printed? What is capacity? How many more days will it take? Myself n Mamtadi at RBI to get this info,” Kejriwal tweeted.

The RBI earlier urged the public to be patient, saying that there “is enough cash available with banks and all arrangements have been made to reach the currency notes all over the country.”

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