- Congress shows 2 Rs. 500-note images, claims they're of different size
- Arun Jaitley accused the Congress of making "irresponsible statements"
- Slight difference in size, design of notes is possible: Finance Ministry
"Today we have discovered why the government took the demonetization decision. The RBI prints two types of currency notes. These are of different size and different design... how is it possible?" questioned Congress leader Kapil Sibal, waving a placard with the two notes.
"We never printed two kinds of notes, one for the party and one for the government - there are two kinds of Rs 500 notes and two kinds of Rs 2,000 notes," his colleague Ghulam Nabi Azad alleged, flagging what he called the violation of RBI rules.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley accused the Congress of making "irresponsible statements" and raising "frivolous issues that cannot be verified" in the house.
"There is no such provision where you flag any paper and say it's a Point of Order... irresponsible remarks are being made about the currency... Zero Hour is being misused," said Mr Jaitley.
Mr Jaitley later said he would verify the authenticity of the notes. "Given such a big print run there can be an odd case of a currency note being slightly bigger or not," he told NDTV.
Finance Ministry sources say a slight variation in size and design is possible when notes are printed in large volumes.
"Different printing presses might have a slight variation in size and design. This does not mean there are two different sets of bank notes," said the sources.
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