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Demonetisation deja vu: Shortage of cash at ATMs causes rumble in the Twitterverse
Severe cash crunch has been reported from across the country. Many states have reported that ATMs are running dry. The government has asked for a time of three days to resolve the crisis.

One of the reasons behind the cash crunch could be the ongoing festival season in which the spending goes up leaving many ATMs without cash. Cases of ATMs going 'out of service' have also been reported from various parts of the country.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has formed a three-member committee to take stock of the situation. But that has not stopped lawmakers from playing politics over the issue. While the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister has called it a “conspiracy” to create problems for the Modi government, the Congress has termed it as a deliberate move by the BJP.

Residents of Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh have alleged that many ATMs in the city have been running dry for the past 15 days. There are also reports of ATMs in states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Bihar running out of cash.

In the meanwhile, the scuffle is also being fought on social media with many taking to Twitter to express the problems that they are facing due to shortage of currency notes. Soon the hashtag #CashCrunch started trending on Twitter.

“News reports say that ATMs around the country are running of out cash. Is it just gross mismanagement by the Modi Govt or is this a deliberate move?” Congress wrote on its official Twitter handle.

In response, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley wrote on Twitter that the shortage is temporary and is being tackled quickly.

“Have reviewed the currency situation in the country. Over all there is more than adequate currency in circulation and also available with the Banks. The temporary shortage caused by ‘sudden and unusual increase’ in some areas is being tackled quickly,” Arun Jaitely wrote.

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