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BJD to stage State-wide stir to protest against cash crunch in ATMs tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BIju Janata Dal (BJD) today blamed the Centre for ATMs running dry across the country and decided to resort to agitation on Saturday.

Party leader Sanjay Das Burma in a press conference said that the party workers will stage silent protest in front of all the nationalised banks, including the RBI regional office here for two hours between 10 am to 12 noon.

Das Burma said people no longer trusted the Union Government's claim of adequate cash. ATMs in several cities across the country, operated by both State-run and private banks, are reportedly running dry since last 15 days. The problem seems to have affected ATMs in cities and towns across Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Odisha.

Meanwhile, amidst reports of a cash crunch from, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Government was tackling the issue quickly to overcome a temporary shortage caused by a sudden spurt in demand.

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