MY Own experience with Demonetisation, India.
Had held on, for more than two weeks, before my money ran out, and had to go for an ATM and some marketing.
Went to Tiruchirappali, where both things could be done. And went in search of an ATM.
- The mobile one at the Bus Stand was not there.
- Next, out of the 6 in the area, 5 had their shutters down.
- The One that was open had a queue, which is usual in any case and I did not mind that. But the machine dispensed just 2,000 rupees. To anybody and everybody.
I went and made my purchases, and was Very happy that the shop keeper accepted the 2,000 rupee note. There had been much Rumour(?) that Fake ones had come out.
As I finished my work and was going to take my bus back, saw another ATM that was virtually Free of Crowds! Since it seemed a new installation, (near St. Joseph’s college), I had not known about it, and neither did the People, I would say.
But the machine refused to dispense cash, saying: ‘Insufficient funds,’ whereas I had 8 rupees more in my account. Another person tried and got the same response. We discussed between Us and came to the conclusion that We had reached the limit set for the day.
And this despite the #modi’s announcement some days ago, As I saw on the TV, that Rs. 10,000 could be drawn at one go, and 20,000 was the limit for the month. #modi seems to be changing his announcements putting Tughlaq to shame. At least 26 changes in 19 days.
There is MORE.
- What sort of Marketing does #modi expect the Citizens to do? Make maybe 15 trips to cities a month?
- And What sort of Business does #modi think the Businessmen and Shopkeepers and doing? What are their Sales like now? With People having just 2,000 rupees to play around with?
BUT Demonetisation has NOT affected the political parties, the ADMK and the DMK to My Personal knowledge, who recently have gone around distributing Hundreds and even Thousands of rupees for Votes. The ADMK has reportedly given Rs. 4,000 per household in the Vallam area of Tanjore. It cannot be different elsewhere.
I had been Reluctant to call #modi a #Tughlaq. Wise or not, Good or no, the latter is remembered as the man who shifted his Capitol not once but twice, and also the one who issued Leather coins! During my school days, Tughlaq was laughed at. You may like to see:
How is #modi going to be remembered?