There are still running 500-1000 notes, people’s lines

There are still running 500-1000 notes, people’s lines

India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, has announced that 500 and 1,000 rupee notes are to be taken out of circulation, in a move expected to plunge the the country’s economy into chaos.
In a surprise televised address on Tuesday night, Modi said the demonetisation of India’s highest-value banknotes, worth about £6 and £12, would start from midnight.
The move is an effort to close down the booming economy of untaxed cash transactions, which allows corruption, the funding of terrorist groups, and keeps counterfeit notes in circulation.
Addressing the nation, Modi said: “The exchange of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes being tendered as currency will be stopped from today. Black marketeers and traitors who use black money will not be able to move large amounts of money and 500 and 1,000 rupee notes will become worthless pieces of paper. Those citizens earning honestly and with hard work, their interests will be protected.”

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