Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today slammed the centre for the poor implementation of the demonetisation step. Expressing concern, ge said that it might take another six months for things to get normal. Speaking at the Lucknow Metro inauguration function, said that Akhilesh Yadav said its time the government should tell the country on much cash there are in banks as the people of the country continue to stand in queues in front of ATMs and banks in the hope of withdrawing money. However, most banks are unable to distribute cash only after few hours.
After the demonetisation step announced on November 8, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an address to the nation, large queues were seen outside banks and ATMs. During his speech the prime minister had advised the people of the country to deposit their old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 by December 30 in banks. He had also said the step was needed so as the fight black money in the country which were also being used by terrorists and naxalites.
In a letter to Prime Minister Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on November 12, Akhilesh Yadav had urged the government to allow use of demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes for emergency medical services in private hospitals and medicine outlets till November 30, as this would help people get medical treatment. While banned notes were being accepted by government hospitals and government run medical store still November 24, private hospitals and stores were not accepting them.