The opposition’s allegation of two types of 500 rupee notes printed by RBI provoked a huge row in parliament today and also forced an adjournment in the Rajya Sabha.
The Congress, displaying images of two Rs. 500 notes in the Rajya Sabha and claiming they were of different sizes and designs, alleged the “biggest scam of the century”.
“We have discovered why the government took the demonetisation decision. The RBI prints two types of currency notes. … how is it possible?” questioned Congress leader Kapil Sibal, waving a placard with the two notes.
“UPA never printed two kinds of notes, one for the party and one for the government – there are two kinds of Rs. 500 notes and two kinds of Rs. 2,000 notes,” his colleague Ghulam Nabi Azad alleged. The Congress alleged that the BJP is flush with funds because of this.