Roll Back Big Currency Ban, Says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today called for an immediate rollback of the currency ban decision which has led to cash chaos across the country.

Speaking in the Delhi assembly, the Aam Aadmi Party national convenor also demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the entire exercise.

Mr Kejriwal told the house that the November 8 announcement to spike the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes had caused misery to ordinary people.

Saying he had gone around Delhi, Mr Kejriwal pointed out that many people were standing in long queues outside banks and ATMs to deposit or change the old currency or withdraw money from their accounts.

“Some people are queuing up the whole night… Everyone is in the queues. Even BJP people, Congress people, even Aam Aadmi Party people…”

He said the demonetisation and its aftermath had caused mayhem everywhere.