New Delhi: Soon after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the government's decision to ban Rs 500, 100 notes, praise poured in from all corners for such a masterstroke to curb increasing corruption in the country.
Several celebrities took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to hail Modi's new initiative. Anil Kumble, Indian cricket coach, who refrains himself from speaking on such topics, too expressed his opinion about the decision.
"Massive googly bowled by our Hon. PM @narendramodi today. Well done Sir! Proud of you!!" Kumble said.
Massive googly bowled by our Hon. PM @narendramodi today. Well done Sir! Proud of you!!
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) November 8, 2016
The Indian Prime Minister was quick in responding to Jumbo's tweet.
Praising the veteran leggie, Modi said, "This coming from one of India’s most admired cricketers, whose bowling caught many batsmen by surprise. :)"
This coming from one of India’s most admired cricketers, whose bowling caught many batsmen by surprise. :) https://t.co/43OQ7oKMrW
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 9, 2016
1,000 and 500 rupee notes will cease to be legal tender from November 8 midnight and those who are in possession of these notes can deposit the notes in their accounts in banks and post offices from 10th of this month to 30th of December this year.
In a special nationwide televised address yesterday evening in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said those who are unable to deposit the notes within the deadline for some reasons, can change them till 31st of March next year by furnishing ID proof.
He said new currency notes of 500 and 2000 rupees denomination notes to be introduced. He said, RBI has decided to limit the notes with higher value.