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No Money In Banks, Govt Announcement An Eyewash, Says Mamata On Increase Of Withdrawal Limits

She wants all restrictions to be withdrawn immediately.

16/01/2017 7:56 PM IST | Updated 16/01/2017 8:01 PM IST
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KOLKATA -- West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday described as an "eyewash", the Centre's announcement of increasing the cash withdrawal limit from ATMs and demanded that all restrictions be withdrawn immediately.

"Government eye wash announcement. Money not available in banks. All restrictions should be withdrawn immediately #DeMonetisation," Banerjee said in a tweet.

The Reserve Bank on Monday doubled the daily ATM withdrawal limit to Rs 10,000 but retained the weekly ceiling at Rs 24,000.

RBI however doubled the weekly withdrawal limit from current accounts to Rs 1 lakh from Rs 50,000 - a move which will ease cash position of small traders.

Banerjee, who has been opposing demonetisation and demanding its rollback since the beginning, had participated in a protest dharna in Delhi besides holding protest meetings in Lucknow and Patna.

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