RS 2,000 NOTES ARE VANISHING, SAYS CHOUHAN
SHAJAPUR (MP): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday claimed that Rs 2,000 notes were vanishing from the market, and alleged that there was a "conspiracy" behind it. Addressing a farmers' convention in Shajapur, Chouhan said, "Currency worth Rs 1500,000 crore was in circulation before demonetisation. After this exercise (demonetisation), the currency in circulation increased to Rs 1650,000 crore. But notes of Rs 2,000 are missing from the market." He was apparently referring to news reports of ATMs running out of cash at some places in the state. ‘‘Where are these notes of Rs 2,000 denomination going, who is keeping them out of circulation? Who are the persons creating this shortfall of cash? This is a conspiracy to create problems. The government will act tough on this," he said. He had taken up the issue with the Union Government, Chouhan added.