Indian Test captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday came out in support of the government on the issue of demonetisation. Speaking to media persons a day before second Test against England in Visakhapatnam, Kohli said that he was really impressed with the greatest move that he had seen in Indian politics by far. Virat Kohli further said that while paying his hotel Bills he realised that he was unable to do it because of demonetisation and also felt later that he could have signed the notes for fans.
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Since November 9, when in a surprise address to the nation Prime Minister Narendra Modi announce demonetisation of higher value notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 long queues can be seen in ATMs and banks with people waiting to either collect or replace their cash. With short of cash in most of places people are being forced to return again the next day. However, the government has increased the last date of use of old notes in petrol pumps, government hospitals, railways and government run stores.
With the winter session of the Parliament began earlier in the day, the Opposition parties have increased their attack the government over the issue, saying even while they are not against the move, it is the public at large which is facing the brunt. Speaking on the issue Congress leader Anand Sharma said the message has gone across the globe that India’s economy is on the rise because of black money.
After snatching a draw in the first Test at Rajkot, Virat kohli’s men will look to better performance at Visakhapatnam on Thursday.