Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday made it clear that the Government will not roll back its demonetisation move. The Finance Minister, in an interview to news agency ANI, said that the ATMs are being recalibrated on a war footing.
Here are the highlights of Arun Jaitley's interview to ANI -
# There is no question of rolling back the DeMonetisation move.
# World's biggest currency replacment will be completed in the nexy few days.
# It is the govt’s prerogative as to who will reply to a debate: Jaitley on opposition demanding PM's presence in RS.
# What is the vested interest of Congress party to oppose this initiative to curb black money and terror funding?
# Congress as a national party must support it instead of obstructing and then comparing it with Pak terrorism is irresponsible.
# I think it is a matter of cold feet that opposition parties are running away from the debate.
# Most CMs have used state apparatus to support this move, I appreciate that. Some CMs however are spreading panic.
# Expect every political party to support this move as it will boost India's formal economy.
# In 7 days banks have brought down the rush, there is no panic.Unfortunate that some people were inconvenienced.
# I would like to complement the bank employees on their commendable job, they have dealt with crores of rupees in last 7 days.
# In last few days we received complains, and now we have reduced the figure because we dont want any trouble.
# ATMs on a war effort are being recalibrated.
Earlier in the day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tore into Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation with the AAP chief asking the government to roll back it in three days while the TMC supremo said such a crisis was not seen even during Emergency.
Addressing a rally in Delhi, Kejriwal alleged that demonetisation was the "biggest scam" in Independent India's history while Banerjee said Modi should not run the country through "dictatorship", calling the protest a fight to save the country.