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Modi’s NM app for public voting on demonetisation

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked citizens to vote on the recently launched demonetisation policy through Narendra Modi (NM) app on the mobile phones. The app is available for Android, iOS, and Windows phone.

“I want your first-hand view on the decision taken regarding currency notes. Take part in the survey on the NM App,” he tweeted.

Raising a number of questions in the app the PM has asked for general public’s opinion on the issue which has been the hottest topic in the entire country for last two weeks.

The development comes after intense attacks from the opposition on scrapping old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. Notably some regional parties like AAP, TMC, NC and even the Congress has been at loggerheads with the ruling BJP asking it to repeal the demonitisation move.

The app will rate user’s opinion through the following questions:

  • Do you think black money exists in India?
  • Do you think the evil of corruption and black money need to be fought and eliminated?
  • What do you think of government’s move of banning old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes?
  • Do you have any suggestions, ideas or insights you would like to share with PM Narendra Modi?
  • Did you mind the inconvenience faced in a fight to curb corruption, black money, terrorism, and counterfeiting of currency?
  • Overall, what do you think about the government’s moves to tackle black money?
  • What do you think of Modi’s government’s efforts against corruption so far?
  • Demonitisation will bring real estate, higher education, and healthcare in common man’s reach.
  • Do you believe some anti-corruption activists are now actually fighting in support of black money, corruption and terrorism?
  • Do you think demonetisation will help in curbing black money, corruption and terrorism?

While the ruling party has been quite silent so far on the issue senior leaders are on a war front to push along with the move and introduce cashless transactions. Energy Minister Piyush Goyal, IT Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad met earlier today to discuss strategy on the issue.

Addressing a party convention earlier today Modi stressed on his decision to fight corruption by scrapping big notes as rightfully in the benefit of the public. He asked his party men to inform public about the misinformation that the opposition is spreading about the demonitisation.

Meanwhile, RBI had levied stringent conditions on withdrawal of up to Rs 2.5 lakh in bank accounts for marriages. It said money can be withdrawn from the credit balance as on   November 8.

It said the cash withdrawn should be used to make payment to those persons who do not have any bank accounts. Their names should be mentioned during withdrawal. The amount can be withdrawn on or before December 30.

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