Modi acknowledges tweets on black money ‘googly'

A J Vinayak Mangaluru | Updated on January 15, 2018 Published on November 09, 2016

Two of the Indian cricketers – both of them bowlers – saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surgical strike on black money in different ways.

For India’s head coach Anil Kumble it was a ‘massive googly’ by the PM, whereas for India’s ‘doosra’ specialist Harbhajan Singh it was a massive sixer by PM.

On Tuesday night, Modi had announced the withdrawal of ₹500 and ₹1000 currency notes with effect from midnight of November 9 to check black money.

Kumble’s tweet said: “Massive googly bowled by our Hon. PM @narendramodi today. Well done Sir! Proud of you!!”.

For this Modi replied: “This coming from one of India’s most admired cricketers, whose bowling caught many batsmen by surprise. :)”

Harbhajan tweet said: “Massive sixer by @narendramodi ji to discontinue the use of 500 and 1000 rupee notes to curb #BlackMoney. Brave move! We're proud of you! . Modi re-tweeted it.

On November 9, Modi took to Twitter thank Kumble and many others who wished him for this move.

Congratulating Modi, the Tamil Superstar Rajnikanth said: “Hats off @narendramodi ji. New india is born #JaiHind”.

Thanking him. Modi stressed on the need to work shoulder to shoulder to create a prosperous, inclusive and corruption-free India in his reply tweet.

For Kamal Hassan’s tweet stressing the need to celebrate this move across the political party lines and by earnest tax payers, Modi said that this step was taken in the interest of the honest citizens of the country who deserve a better India.

Modi also re-tweeted a tweet by the Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn that said: “100 sunar ki, ek lohar ki”. In literal terms it means that a single powerful blow is comparable to a 100 smaller blows.

A tweet by Twitter India said on Wednesday that the Modi's move against black money recorded 4.70 lakh tweets in 12 hours of the announcement.

PTI adds: The decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes was taken to create a “corruption-free” India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today as a number of personalities from film and other fraternities welcomed the step.

Among those who welcomed the decision were film personalities Karan Johar, Rajnikanth, Ajay Devgn, Kamal Hasan, Nagarjuna, Ritesh Deshmukh, Subhash Ghai, Siddharth Malhotra, cricketer Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh who tweeted to the Prime Minister praising him for the bold move.

“This step was taken in the interest of our honest citizens who deserve a better India,” Modi said on Twitter in response to southern star Kamal Hasan who said, “This move has to be celebrated across political party lines. Most importantly by earnest tax payers“.

“Corrupt practices and black money have to be eliminated and that is when we will scale new heights of progress,” the Prime Minister said in response to Sufi singer Kailash Kher’s tweet that “This is a historical day in the history of mankind. Our nation Bharat will soon be at par with developed countries @narendramodi GodBlessYoU“.

Film maker Karan Johar said in a tweet, “This is truly a masterstroke move!!!! @narendramodi hits it out of the stadium!!!! ????.

Thanking Karan Johar, the Prime Minister said, “Thanks @karanjohar. We must create an India that is corruption-free for our future generations. #IndiaFightsCorruption“.

Film actor Nagarjuna congratulated the Prime Minister for “rewarding us tax payers/india on the way to become a super economy????”.

“This step will check corruption, black money and fake currency rackets that slow our progress,” the Prime Minister said in his response.

The Prime Minister said, “All of us have to work shoulder to shoulder and create a prosperous, inclusive and corruption free India".

Published on November 09, 2016
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