The Indian government has claimed that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is examining the legal and security ramifications of virtual currencies.
The Hindu reported that Indian Finance Minister P Chidambaram made the following statement to the Rajya Sabha, India’s Upper House of Parliament:
Mr Na “Naavi” Vijayashankar is the lawyer representing that case. He claimed the latest statement from Chidambaram is quite neutral:
He added: “Even though the Reserve Bank of India is the regulatory authority, the political support has to come from the government. So at least now we can say all the persons who ought to be there in decision-making have been properly brought to the discussion table.”
The current term of the Indian Parliament is coming to an end with a general election this spring. Vijayashankar stressed that with this development, it is important to get the political support for the virtual currency agenda.
Meanwhile, Vijayshankar is planning on taking his case to the higher courts of judiciary by next week.
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