"With arthritis standing in queues was painful and I had to make several trips to the bank to deposit my old currency in return for the new notes. For the old, demonetisation was very difficult, as it just left us helpless," said Anne Bangera, a 71-year-old retired teacher.
Modi said cleaning the system from black money and corruption is very high on his agenda amid a push towards employment generation and self-employment opportunities.
Uttar Pradesh Urban Development minister Azam Khan on Sunday said it has made the economic conditions "bad to worse" and thousands of workers have become jobless due to it.
Dattatreya said that Singh should support demonetisation and promotion of cashless transactions in the country as there is no politics in the NDA government's move.
The Rajya Sabha witnessed acrimonious scenes as the opposition derailed the proceedings over the government's decision to reduce the wheat import duty to zero per cent. They dubbed the government "anti-farmer". Both houses were adjourned for the day amid repeated disruptions.
N Ramchander Rao, said that demonetisation was the idea put forth by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution.
These new series bank notes are distinctly different from the old ones in terms of look, design, size and colour, he said in a written reply. "The RBI monitors the requirement of notes on a regular basis and places the indent on the printing presses accordingly," the minister said.
The survey was conducted across 150 cities in India in which over 800 citizens participated.
The Andhra government has adopted several innovative ways to solve the problems of the people and become a role model State in the country in cashless transactions, Babu said.
A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice V K Rao declined immediate relief to the petitioner, a businessman, on the ground that the Supreme Court is seized of the issue. It further said that it was not aware of the proceedings before the apex court and, therefore, the petitioner should produce the copy of the order by November 25.
"The PM's time out for 50 days might ease the liquidity crisis at individual's hands, but it won't solve many other problems," Chidambaram said.
Raj Thackeray launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the November 8 demonetisation move and warned that if it fails the country will be pushed into anarchy.
I feel it will come down more than what people are expecting. It will give a robust boost to the economy," Ravindra Modi said.
Leading a march to Rashtrapati Bhavan against government's demonetisation move, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her party will seek to move an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha over the problems faced by people.
After announcing demonetisation of currency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lost over three lakh followers on Twitter. On the other hand, Kejriwal's Twitter account registered a surge in the number of followers in the last three days.
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