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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.

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