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.
Queues were seen outside many banks and a limited number of ATMs which were dispensing cash, as people lined up to take out some money to meet their start-of-month commitments. As toll booths resumed their operations from 12 am on Saturday long queues were seen on all the toll plazas.
According to the CBI, Sudheer Babu on November 12 got exchanged old currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 valued at Rs 36 lakh with new notes of Rs 2,000 with the help of Ravi Teja and G. Revathi.
Long queues were seen at banks and ATMs in Hyderabad, Warangal and other towns in Telangana. The situation was no different in Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and other towns in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.
"Demonetisation is showing results, Rs 4 lakh crore has come to banks, all now clean money; terrorist flow of counterfeit money stopped," Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.