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Do you mind it? PM Narendra Modi seeks feedback on demonetisation

black money crackdown Updated: Nov 22, 2016 12:52 IST
Saubhadra Chatterji

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with senior BJP leaders in Delhi on Tuesday. (Arun Sharma/ HT Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought public feedback on his decision to scrap 500-and 1,000-rupee banknotes, including asking people if they would bear some pain to fight corruption and counterfeiting.

The survey, available on the Narendra Modi App, asks participants what they think of the ban on high-value banknotes.

“Do you mind the inconvenience faced in our fight to curb corruption, black money, terrorism and counterfeiting of currency?” asks one of the survey questions. Respondents can choose from “Not at all”, “Somewhat, but it was worth it” and “Yes”.

The survey also seeks suggestions, ideas or insights on the currency recall.

The surprise move has disrupted the banking system in the country, with temporary restrictions on cash withdrawals and the exchange of old notes. Even after two weeks of the decision, queues are still snaking around banks and ATMs, raising questions whether the move was well thought through.

The public inconvenience has come in as a handy tool for the opposition, which has disrupted parliament on the issue since it opened on November 16.

Modi’s survey also has questions on whether black money exists in India and if there was a need to fight to eliminate corruption and black money.