In view of this order, a Ramakumar Ram explained his position and said he believed in the words of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and thus did not deposit his cash early as the government had given time till 30 December to do so.
“I trusted the words of my Prime Minister and Finance Minister that I have time till December 30 to remit old notes. But they changed their minds,” he wrote in reply to the question asking reson for not depositing SBNs till date.
After banning old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes on November 8, the government had allowed all of the cash holdings with any person to be deposited in bank accounts till December 30. There was no limit on the quantity or value of the junked notes that could be deposited.
Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav on Monday also told a bank that he “believed” in the assurance made by the Prime Minister and the RBI that demonetised currency could be deposited till December 30, when he deposited his old notes.
Yadav said he had not deposited old currency notes because he was waiting for the rush to subside as the deadline for the same was December 30.