PM Modi's war on black money no less than surgical strike: Amit Shah
Shah said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking forward the battle against corruption and black money.
Hailing the government's decision to scrap currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs 1000 from Wednesday, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah describes the PM's war on black money as being no less than a surgical strike.
The BJP President Amit Shah said: "I welcome the decision of the government to ban Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes. On behalf of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), I congratulate the Prime Minister for taking such a brave step. This fight against black money will continue. Decisions like forming SIT were earlier taken for the same."
The BJP leader said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking forward the battle against corruption and black money. "I believe his step against black money is no less than surgical strike. It will not only be a problem to those keeping black money, but also give a major blow to those indulging in the business of fake currency. It will give a strong message to those having black money," he added.
All of a sudden, Prime Minister, in an unexpected address to the nation, on Wednesday evening announced that from November 9, 2016, existing Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes will no longer be legal tender.
The Prime Minsiter also described the move as essential to fight "the disease of black money. Prime Minister Modi said all such currency notes must be deposited in banks and post offices starting Thursday (November 10) and through till December 30. A proposal for issue of new Rs. 500 and Rs. 2,000 notes has been cleared by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
"Your money will remain yours...you need have no worry on this account. The new notes will be in limited supply at first and will then be increased," Prime Minister Modi said.
The PM's decision has been welcomed by many people including top political leaders and Bollywood celebrities apart from common people.