Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of demonetisation, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the 'acche din' promised by the BJP will come only in 2019 "when Congress comes to power".
Superstar Mohanlal is among the celebrities who have voiced support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation move, asking why, when people could "queue up outside liquor outlets and cinema halls and religious places", then the queues outside ATMs should not pose as much of a challenge.
The official Narendra Modi app has been updated with a demonetisation survey following the increase in public grievances.
Following the decision to ban high value currency notes came into effect starting 8 November mid-night, the government has changed its withdrawal and exchange limits multltiple times
Demonetisation has become a key issue in the last lap of campaign for the by-polls. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee did not campaign for the by-polls and left it to the other leaders of her party.
The recalibration of ATM machines is an arduous task involving the an update to the hardware and software that forms the backbone of the ATM.
The government could have unearthed a lot more black money and filled its coffers with much more money had it just followed up on the accounts filed by around 8 lakh assesses.
Talking on the demonetisation drive, Modi said: "I want to assure you that your inconveniences will not go in vain."
Bollywood celebrities have been showering praises for the demonetisation of the denominations of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes
The only answer to deflationary psychology is to deliver more cash to more wallets than ever before. This is the challenge before Modi.
Rs 500, Rs 1,000 ban: Govt extends use of old notes for paying public utility bills by another 72 hours
The government on Friday extended use of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes for paying household utility bills, fuel, taxes and fees as well as purchases from co-operative stores by another 72 hours to 14 November as it struggles to make available alternative currency.
Reiterating that there will be no inquiry on people depositing up to Rs 2.5 lakh, Shah said that the law abiding common man had nothing to fear.