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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First Published on: November 10, 2016 5:58 pm
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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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        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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          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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              bharatShakti
              Nov 10, 2016 at 1:53 pm
              be careful...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;govt wants 200% of your money, using excuse of penalty??lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;what if one saved, after years of slaving work in india,lt;br/gt;for his mother,lt;br/gt;for his wife,lt;br/gt;for his daughters marriages?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;is he criminal, as per govt?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;is taking care of your family, now its criminal, as per govt?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;shud we leave and break our families, and live like Modi lifestyle??
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                bharatShakti
                Nov 10, 2016 at 1:51 pm
                ये जो कल से ५०० और १००० के नोट बंद होने की खबर सुनकर,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; महिलाओं के जमा पैसे को कालाधन बताने वालो से कहना है,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; कि वो पैसा कालाधन नहीं....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;आपकी मेहनत और सूझबूझ से बचाया हुआ धन है....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;अपने परिवार की आपातकाल में मदद करने के लिये जमा किया है....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;🕉lt;br/gt;किसी माँ ने अपनी संतान के लिये....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;किसी पत्नी ने अपने पति के लिये....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;तो उनका मजाक ना बनाये....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;उनके जमा धन में कुछ और धन मिलाकर बैंक जाईये....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;नोट बदलाकर उन्हें वापस दिजिये.....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;देश की सरकारें आती जाती रहेंगी.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; पर हमारे घरों की सरकारें हमेशा हमारी हमसफर रहेंगी...lt;br/gt;🕉
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                  dd
                  Nov 10, 2016 at 4:22 pm
                  What a GPL to all with black money....What a boost to economy. You have provided all hot lines phone numbers to consumers, RBI has provided control room phone numbers to consumers. Now consumers are the KING. They have to decide and report the unexpected activity at bank and other places.. CALL CONTROL ROOMS AND HELP Government handle them in a right way...You know Modi is listening....
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                    Gopu
                    Nov 10, 2016 at 1:55 pm
                    Some people cannot digest the fact that PM Modi has taken a bold decision and is efficiently implementing it. The secrecy with which the entire logistics is planned and implemented is commendable. Some hopeless people keep barking; They just oppose, But for what ? They don't know.
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                      mathimathi
                      Nov 10, 2016 at 1:58 pm
                      happy today not to earn money. PM.
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                        robbie
                        Nov 10, 2016 at 1:55 pm
                        Source dikhao naa. Whos stopping you.
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                          omprakash gupta
                          Nov 10, 2016 at 5:14 pm
                          modi ji is any time take good decision
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                            jack
                            Nov 10, 2016 at 4:13 pm
                            WE really appreciate our citizens that so..decently and clamly standing in the line and helping elderly citizens,,,, It is for the future better cause... really worth it... thank you modiji...
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                              Rohit
                              Nov 10, 2016 at 2:45 pm
                              Although this is a good move, to what extent does it dent the big fish? All those power-brokers who are the real "owners" of black money - this includes businessmen, politicians, corporators, etc. How would they be made to pay? I am sure they would not be foolish enough to keep hard cash at home or in lockers. How does the govt. propose to bring these guys to book. The day this happens will be a golden day in our country's history!
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                                sacchadesi
                                Nov 10, 2016 at 4:03 pm
                                This man is crazy. I mean really.
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                                  Shankar
                                  Nov 10, 2016 at 3:38 pm
                                  No worries, will wait for needed one to get the money first from bank. We buy monthly groceries at every month end except vegetables. When All India Bunch happened we had trouble, but this black money Surgical Strike is for our better future. If this kind of progressive corrections happens more, I will retire from Software Job and enjoy normal stress less life. Thanks Modiji.
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                                    Shankar
                                    Nov 10, 2016 at 3:39 pm
                                    We have a leader who cares about all citizens. Thanks Modiji.
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                                      Vedic_Citizen
                                      Nov 10, 2016 at 3:47 pm
                                      We undestand that inconvenience to public is inevitable.Afterall, it is for s good cause.
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                                        Spgind
                                        Nov 10, 2016 at 2:22 pm
                                        Thumps up to Modi, couldn't have imagined a better plan to curb bribery and black marketing!
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                                          s s nair
                                          Nov 10, 2016 at 1:33 pm
                                          Happy news sir, all banks are ope but they are without cash. Happy news for you. The people patiently wait in line till you supply cash. See the support you receive from people.
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                                            t d
                                            Nov 10, 2016 at 2:17 pm
                                            For achieving certain goals of National Interest we have to get going with certain hardships for about a week. The heavens would not fall if we suffer for a week or so. But the real testing time for all those who have black money and involved in many unlawful activities. The timing by the Honourable Prime Minister was just perfect and just before the declaration of results of US President where the betting in crores of rupees was to take place. Those involved in the said act must be ruing. The Government shall keep a eye on all real estate and builders activities apart from business houses like Jewellery, Corporate Hospitals, Corporate Educational Insutions including Schools which would not only yield good results.
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