Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur has denied the news of closure of Rs 2,000 note that has been on social media for quite some time. He said that no one should panic about this. In response to a question in the Rajya Sabha he said, ‘The government has no plans to close the Rs 2,000 note at present.
A message is going viral on social media, in which it is claimed that from 31st December 2019, Rs 2000 notes are going to stop. Not only this, he also denied the rumor that till now there is no plan to bring a new note of Rs 2,000 in market.
Appealing to the people, he said that people need not be disturbed by the rumor that is going viral on social media. The government is neither discontinuing the Rs 2,000 note nor is making any plans to bring Rs 1,000 new notes into the market.
In the Rajya Sabha, SP MP Vishambhar Prasad Nishad had asked that black money has increased by bringing a new note of Rs 2,000. People have the impression that you are going to reintroduce a Rs 1,000 note to replace Rs 2,000 note. In response to this, Minister of State Anurag Thakur gave this information while replying.