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Rahul attacks PM on currency shortage, says country in grip of 'note-ban' terror again

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today said the "terror of note-ban" has again gripped the country due to reported shortage of cash in several states and accused of destroying the country's system with his demonetisation decision.

The chief, who is in his Parliamentary constituency Amethi, took to to attack Modi, alleging he "snatched" the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes from every Indian's pocket and "gave" it to Nirav Modi, but was neither speaking a word about it nor facing Parliament.

"Modi ji has destroyed the system of the country," Gandhi said on the reported cash crunch in some ATMs.

He alleged that did not speak a word "after fled the country with Rs 1,000 crore".

"The has not uttered a single word after he made the entire country stand in a queue, snatched Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes from your pocket and put it in Nirav Modi's pocket. He fears standing in Parliament too," he said.

The terror of noteban has gripped the country again as the cash in various banks has gone dry, Gandhi alleged and used the hashtag "CashCrunch" with his tweet in Hindi.

"Understand the deceit of Noteban, your money in Nirav Modi's pocket. Modiji's 'Mallya maya', the terror or noteban is again spreading. The country's ATMs are again empty, what has been done to the country's banks," he tweeted.

communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala also took a dig at the prime minister, saying "while the 'saheb' is enjoying abroad, the country's people are looking for cash in banks".

Several parts of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, and poll-bound have reported shortage of currency and ATMs running down, which the government today attributed to unusual spurt in demand in last three months.

said the "temporary shortage" in certain states is being "tackled quickly" and that there is "more than adequate" currency in circulation.

Congress said that is pouring in from Bihar, Rajasthan, Telangana, and that there is no money in the country's banks.

"The Congress party demands that the money that the BJP has earned from cleaning off the banks should be returned and the ATMs should be made operational," he said.

"BJP and friends have stolen the country's money, that's why there is no money in the country's ATMs," he alleged.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 15:15 IST