When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the legal tender character of bank notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 would get cancelled from that mid-might, there were different reactions among the people all over the country- shock, confusion, and also a sense of happiness crossed the people.
Former IPS officer and Lt Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi Tweeted,
“…Times of gunny bags and suitcases gone”, talking about the end of decades old practice of carrying illicit cash. She further said: Within Minutes some Filthy Rich have become Poor. Money under mattresses is mere paper.
Shaktikanta Das, secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, GoI, reacted:
Powerful and decisive step by government to fight black money and use of fake currency notes for terror financing.
Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary, GoI, had following thoughts:
Yet another measure to attack the biggest menace of the country- black money. Citizens must understand, cooperate and join the fight against corruption.
Hasmukh Adhia, Revenue Secretary, GoI, said:
This is the biggest and the boldest step by the Government for containing black money. It is like a surgical strike on black money.
Ashok Khemka, IAS, Principal Secretary, Haryana praised:
Demonitization of 500 and 1000 rupee notes is master stroke by Central Government to curb black economy and fake currency. Kudos!
Shailaja Chandra, former IAS expressed her happiness:
Delighted with Integrity Initiative of PM. What will all those people who’ve stashed black money under their mattresses do? Learn a lesson!
Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog applauded in the following words:
Bold, dynamic and brilliant move to end the black money menace. Beginning of the cashless, paperless economy in India.
A K SAXENA (A retd. civil servant) lauded the Government with the following words:
Demonitisation, the first surgical strike by PM Modi, followed by Income Tax raids on the filthy rich across the country. What a deadly combination of steps to curb black money. Is India heading for cashless, paperless transactions in India? We can certainly look forward to cashless voting in coming assembly elections. The Opposition is desperate, frustrated, directionless and clueless about how to convert black into white money. It is better to burn illegal money or offer “Gupt daan of fake notes” to the Gods. Then get arrested by the income tax. Even, Gods are helpless, fearing income tax raids. What will happen to scores of self-proclaimed Babas who are custodians of black money of corrupt politicians and business lords?