Digvijaya Singh, the Congress Rajya Sabha MP has targeted the Centre saying the government should first explain why the Rs 2,000 note was introduced, after the announcement made by the Reserve Bank of the withdrawal of Rs 2,000 currency notes.
Last Friday, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) made a surprise announcement of the withdrawal of Rs 2,000 currency notes but gave time till September 30 to the public to either deposit the notes in accounts or swap them at banks.
The RBI also said it had asked banks to stop issuing Rs 2,000 notes with immediate effect.
What did Digvijaya Singh say about RBI’s decision
Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday told reporters in Indore asking about the RBI’s decision, “First the central government should explain why these notes were introduced.” On Tuesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Madhya Pradesh announced a major decision ahead of Assembly elections that all unauthorized colonies that have come up till December 31, 2022, will be regularized.
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Singh, the former chief minister of MP termed the state government’s announcement as “meaningless”. He also asked, “They have made such announcements thousand times. Where is the notification to regularise unauthorized colonies?”
Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Union minister recently said in Shivpuri that his heart beats for local people and seeking an apology for the mistakes he may have committed.
Digvijaya Singh said, “It is good that he has sought an apology after realizing his mistakes.” A video of Scindia seen seeking an apology with folded hands and making comments at an event in Shivpuri has gone viral on social media platforms.
Scindia quit the Congress in 2020 following which 22 party MLAs in Madhya Pradesh also resigned and it lead to the collapse of the Kamal Nath government in the state on March 20, 2020.
Under the leadership of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the BJP returned to power in the state on March 23, 2020.
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