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Cong seeks 18% interest to account holders till withdrawal restrictions

Demanding lifting of cash withdrawal limits with immediate effect, Congress on Friday said 18 per cent per annum interest should be given to all bank account holders till post-demonetisation restrictions are in place.

AICC General Secretary and in-charge of party’s Punjab affairs Asha Kumari also termed demonetisation a “surgical strike” by the Centre on poor, farmers, labourers, small businesses, middle class and the entire unorganised sector.

“All restrictions on withdrawal of money be lifted with immediate effect. Till the time these restrictions are in place, a special interest at the rate of 18 per cent per annum should be given to all bank account holders,” she said here. 

The Congress also demanded that all charges on digital transactions should be abolished forthwith, she said.


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