Almost everyone in the country is affected by the demonetisation policy of cancelling Rs 500 and 1000 currency notes by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Of course it has been directed for the larger good of removal of black money income from the country but the fallout has resulted in large scale discomfort for the people of India.
People are queuing up in large numbers outside ATMs and Bank branches just so that they can get the limited sums of money withdrawn and exchange the old currency notes of Rs 500 and 1000.
One thing that is obvious in the whole situation is that people are running out of patience and that is what former cricketer-turned twitter celebrity Virender Sehwag wants the countrymen to have. In a tweet, Sehwag has urged people of India to show patience and deal with the issue with restraint. Sehwag cited the example of martyr Hanumanthapa, who died at the border under -45 degrees centigrade.
Shaheed Hanumanthappa waited 6days,35ft under snow,in-45°C,in hope of being rescued.
Surely,we can wait few hrs in line to rescue Our Nation pic.twitter.com/TKvpsZ3KCH
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 14, 2016
In a special nationwide televised address yesterday evening in New Delhi, PM 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.
Soon after Sehwag’s tweet, people started disagreeing with him and massively…
@virendersehwag assuming you’ve been waiting in lines everyday yourself for hours only to find atm has run out of cash just before ur chance
— Elizabeth Kuruvilla (@eliofkottayam) November 14, 2016
— Saileena (@saileenas) November 14, 2016
@virendersehwag So you will avoid all entertainment because soldiers are fighting for our nation in border , right?
— Becky (@calmgalin) November 14, 2016
— sha (@shatweeted) November 14, 2016
Source : India Times