Govt’s demonetisation move draws praise from several quarters

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Allahabad: People watching television news as PM Narendra Modi announced demonetization of Rs 500 and 100 currency notes, Nov 8, 2016. Photo - PTI

Allahabad: People watching television news as PM Narendra Modi announced demonetization of Rs 500 and 100 currency notes, Nov 8, 2016.
Photo – PTI

Number of personalities from film, cricketing world and other fraternities welcomed the Modi government’s decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes, a move that is billed at creating “corruption-free” India.

“This step was taken in the interest of our honest citizens who deserve a better India,” Modi said on Twitter in response to southern star Kamal Hasan who said, “This move has to be celebrated across political party lines. Most importantly by earnest tax payers”.

Superstar Rajnikanth said,” Hats off @narendramodi ji. New india is born #JaiHind”.

Film maker Karan Johar said in a tweet, “This is truly a masterstroke move!!!! @narendramodi hits it out of the stadium!!!! ????. Thanking Karan Johar, the Prime Minister said, “Thanks @karanjohar. We must create an India that is corruption free for our future generations. #IndiaFightsCorruption”.

Film actor Nagarjuna congratulated the Prime Minister for “rewarding us tax payers/india on the way to become a super economy????”.

“This step will check corruption, black money and fake currency rackets that slow our progress,” the Prime Minister said in his response.

On cricketer Anil Kumble’s comment that “Massive googly bowled by our Hon. PM @narendramodi today. Well done Sir! Proud of you!!,” Modi said, “This coming from one of India’s most admired cricketers, whose bowling caught many batsmen by surprise”.

The Prime Minister said, “All of us have to work shoulder to shoulder and create a prosperous, inclusive and corruption free India”.

Eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee too hailed the government’s decision to demonetise high denomination notes, calling it “bold and innovative”.

“It’s a bold innovative move and honest tax payers have nothing to worry about. Though their may be initial discomfort and inconvenience which should be borne in the larger interest of the society and the nation,” Sorabjee, former Attorney General of India, told the news agency.

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