Government clears rumours over demonetisation of Rs 2000 note

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Minister of State for home Kiren Rijiju
Minister of State for home Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi : Government on Wednesday cleared rumoures, claiming that there are no plans on demonetising the recently introduced Rs 2,000 currency note.

"We are seizing fake currency. As far as rumours in the market are concerned, we should not go by such rumours," minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju said in the Rajya Sabha.

The statement came as a reply to a question by Congress member Madhusudan Mistry during Question Hour. Mistry posted a query on government, asking if they have any plans to demonetise Rs 2,000 currency notes as there were "strong rumours" in the market.

Rijiju also claimed that it is now impossible for anyone to make a copy of latest currency notes. 

"I can assure the House and the country that now no one can copy 100 per cent, as we have indigenous design and extra features," Rijiju said in Parliament.

The government has strong plans to ensure no fake currency in market and have applied stringent punishment for the culprits found in the act.