‘Big Salute’ To PM Narendra Modi’s Rs 500, RS 1,000 notes Ban: Mohanlal

Actor Mohanlal has given a "big salute" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to demonetise high-value Rs 500, Rs 1,000 currency notes

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Actor Mohanlal has given a “big salute” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to demonetise high-value currency notes.

“I see it as a surgical strike with good intention – his speech as well as actions that followed. I don’t worship personalities, but I idolize ideas which are honest. I see this decision as one of that. Beyond the initial difficulties I understand this is a good cause,” Mohanlal wrote in his blog.

A Big Salute to Virtuous India

“When such a big decision is taken, it won’t be in ignorance. I understand the difficulties of standing in a queue. We stand in long queues outside liquor outlets, cinema theaters, and religious places. There is no harm in standing in a queue for a good cause too, is what I think,” the actor added.

On Monday, the same day Mohanlal was shooting for a film in Rajasthan, two people died in Kerala.

68-year-old Chandran RC collapsed in Kollam while standing outside in queue at State Bank of Travancore. He had left home four hours before, according to the police. Despite being rushed to a hospital, he was declared brought dead by doctors.

In another incident in Kottayam, 73-year-old Ommanna Kuttappan Pillai committed suicide. According to the police, his family members claimed that he had been extremely anxious about his savings at a co-operative bank and whether he would be able to withdraw it.

Due to the new Reserve Bank of India guidelines to not permit co-operative banks to participate in an exchange of notes, operations in these banks have come to a stand still.

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