From A Correspondent
Agartala, Nov 23 : When the CPI(M) is fighting hard against the banning of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes in the tiol capital along with other opposition political parties, the Tripura State unit of the CPI(M) seems to be taking a softer line over the issue.
This became clear when the State secretary of the party Bijon Dhar in reply to a question refused to make any comment over note banning and avoided it by saying this is a central issue. The Fince minister Bhanu Lal Saha was more assertive and said we have nothing to say if some action is taken against black money.
However, the minister expressed concern over the sufferings of the people for shortage of currency and said that the banks are totally not prepared to tackle such a situation. They can’t supply currency note as per people’s requirement causing difficulty for different section of the people.
Mr Saha said he also discussed the matter with the Union Fince minister Arun Jeitly in Delhi who assured that the crisis will be over by next 10/12 days. The minister is hopeful that the normalcy will be restored by the end of November.
He said that the administrative works were not affected due to note crisis. The problems over payments of salary in the tea gardens also have been solved. Necessary steps also have been taken to pay part of the salary of the non-gazetted government employees without going to bank. Meanwhile, an officer of the department of fincial services under the ministry of Fince is visiting the State to assess the impact of note banning and the sufferings of the common people. He is visiting different places and talking to the bankers and the common people.