BENGALURU: BJP spokesperson and MLA Suresh Kumar said instructions have been given to all party workers to help people standing in queues near ATMs and banks.
Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday, Suresh Kumar said that party leaders in Karnataka have instructed all the district presidents to inform the cadre across the state to help people standing in queues outside banks. “They were told to continue this task till the issue is solved,’’ he said.
Suresh Kumar said he has visited around 50 bank branches in his assembly constituency. “People are standing in queues, but they do not have a problem with it,’’ he said.
Further, Suresh said there are 1.25 lakh bank branches, 1.5 lakh post offices and more than two lakh ATMs across India.
“The Union government has taken measures. Inconvenience has reduced, compared to previous week. This will be there for only four to five days and it will be resolved. Public are not expressing any displeasure as claimed by some political leaders,’’ he said.
Stating that some people are depositing undeclared money to the tune of `50,000 in the Jan Dhan accounts, he warned that the Enforcement Directorate is watching every transaction made after November 8.
Senior BJP leader and spokesperson G Madhusudan criticised political party leaders for highlighting people’s inconvenience. He said, “These leaders are indirectly trying to help people with black money. When onion price rose, onions were looted at shops. A similar situation was anticipated and they thought people will revolt. In reality, it’s peaceful,” he said.