Seen Urjit Patel? RBI Governor Missing In Action; Poster Post Goes Viral 

“Please come home. All is forgiven,” the post reads.  - Sakshi Post

Frustrated over the cash crunch prevailed all over the country post the demonetization of Rs500 and Rs1000 notes even after 15 days, people are now clamoring for the RBI Governor Urjit Patel's head.

"possible that he would have committed suicide after bungling..," reads a comment on Twitter.

The reaction was a reply to a post that has gone viral on social media targeting RBI Governor Urjit Patel for his silence over the demonetization.

Titled 'missing' in bold capital letters, the post is on the lines of a missing person poster that says: "Have you seen Urjit? Urjit Patel, 53, last seen at RBI Building."


"Please come home. All is forgiven," it further reads.

Patel, who was present during the widely covered press conference after the notes ban, has never appeared in public to talk on demonetization. Similarly, except issuing a few press releases, the RBI hasn't held any pressers to explain the cash situation in the country even after 15 days of confusion and panic among the public.

Clamor for his resignation is also gaining ground as many hold him responsible for havoc caused to the economy with the unprepared decision on demonetization.

Even top leaders of All India Bank Officers Confederation, which claims to have the backing of over 2.5 lakh bank employees, have demanded the resignation from RBI governor, on grounds that of poor planning by central bank over the demonetization.

"For the last two weeks, the bank employees are working from eight in the morning till midnight including on weekends. Still, there are truckloads of work to do. There has been absolutely no cooperation from the RBI's side," Vishwas Utagi, Vice president AIBOC, told ANI.

“It added to the mess by banning cooperative banks from exchanging old notes or accepting deposits,” he added.

"RBI Governor Urjit Patel hasn’t uttered a word, he should resign immediately," he added.

Utagi said that bank unions are adamant on their demand for the former’s resignations as well as lockdown of the apex bank.

“When the move was announced, we welcomed it and were ready to put in efforts to make it smooth sailing, but then we realized how badly planned the whole process was,” D Thomas Franco, vice-president AIBOC, said.

“They eventually went ahead with it and it failed, but the RBI Governor at least spoke up. This time the RBI Governor should have opposed it,” he added.


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