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Khandu welcomes Modi’s demonetisation decision

PTI | Itanagar |

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has welcomed
the decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demonetise the currency notes
of Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 denominations from the midnight of November 8.

In his congratulatory letter to the Prime Minister on
Wednesday, Khandu said that this revolutionary measure of his would have
far-reaching impact on the fight of the nation against evils of corruption,
black money, counterfeit notes and terrorism, an official communiqu said.

“The people of Arunachal Pradesh whole heartedly
welcome this decision and we are committed to support this effort,” his
letter added.

“I shall personally monitor to ensure smooth transition
towards a Swachh Bharat in the truest sense,” he assured the Prime
Minister.

Khandu has appealed to the citizens of Arunachal not to
panic on the landmark decision of Prime Minister.

He said that enough provisions and time have been given to
deposit or exchange the old currency notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 denominations
and every possible measure was being taken to ease the public inconvenience.