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ATMs running out of cash remind me of demonetisation days: Mamata Banerjee

Amid reports of ATMs running dry in several states, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said it reminds her of the demonetisation days.  

Edited by: India TV Politics Desk, Kolkata [ Published on: April 17, 2018 14:19 IST ]
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Amid reports of ATMs running dry in several states, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said it reminds her of the demonetisation days.

She also asked whether a "financial emergency" was going on in the country.

"Seeing reports of ATMs running out of cash in several states. Big notes missing. Reminder of #DeMonetisation days. Is there a Financial Emergency going on in the country? #CashCrunch #CashlessATMs," Banerjee tweeted.

Currency shortage was reported in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh in the past few weeks. 

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There were also complaints of shortage in parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Bihar on Monday.

However, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the government has reviewed the situation and "there is more than adequate currency in circulation".

According to reports, a majority of ATMs in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have gone dry, forcing the people run from one ATM to another in search of cash.  

According to the Reserve Bank of India data, currency in circulation as on April 6 was Rs 18.17 lakh crore.

(With PTI inputs)

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