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Happy that exchange of currency happening in orderly manner, says PM Modi

PM Modi also said it was very heartening to see such warmth, enthusiasm and the patience to bear limited inconvenience for a greater good.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 10, 2016 6:08 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed his happiness on how people across the country were getting their money exchanged in an orderly manner. In a series of tweets, PM Modi spoke on the current situation in the country wherein people were queuing up outside banks to get their Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 currency notes exchanged.

“So happy to learn that citizens are expressing their gratitude to bankers & getting notes exchanged in a very patient & orderly manner. It is also heartening to learn that people are actively volunteering to help senior citizens withdraw money & exchange their currency,” he tweeted.

The prime minister also said it was very heartening to see such warmth, enthusiasm and the patience to bear limited inconvenience for a greater good. Touching upon the issue of corruption, PM Modi said, “I assure you the Govt is unwavering in its effort to create an India that is corruption free & fruits of development touch every citizen.”

On Thursday, hundreds of citizens lined up outside banks and post offices to exchange Rs 500 and 1,000 notes which were demonetised by the government. In order to avoid rush, many people had lined up hours before the banks and post offices opened.

All banks have been directed to work for 12 hours on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday to clear the rush of desperate customers for banking transactions, and if required, remain open even next Sunday (November 20).

With IANS inputs.

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    SubbuI
    Nov 10, 2016 at 4:26 pm
    WHAT DOES NALAYAK NMODI EXPECTED? A ROIT IN BANKS.TODAY ALL WERE POOR MIDDLE CL PEOPE WENT HOME WITH TOKEN TO COLLECT MONEY TOMMOROW.
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      Stonecold
      Nov 10, 2016 at 2:59 pm
      I know . What a masterstroke. All the stacked up money has been used as some shops are still accepting old currency . i think the amount of goods sold in last three days was much bigger then diwali . Economy just got a boost and fools also got convinced that goverment is crubing black money . When the facts are just the opposite. Wow
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      1. Barb Dewyre
        Nov 10, 2016 at 6:03 pm
        Modi ji, instead of inconveniencing the common man, go and inconvenience yourselves a bit by making political funding transparent. This is the biggest generator of black money and you don't need your fancy advisors to tell you that!!
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        1. Barb Dewyre
          Nov 10, 2016 at 5:59 pm
          Why don't you get out of your ivory tower and see for yourself?
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            bharatNara
            Nov 10, 2016 at 2:13 pm
            note this 1 diff between CONG and NOW: in CONG govt, they took about 3o%. but todayz govt, they want upto 2oo %. who is bigger taker?? u decide...
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