Everyday, new and absurd rules are being made post-demonetisation by the Modi government. The latest being to penalize those who are holding old currency notes. Once these notes have been declared invalid, how can they be used in financial transactions? If anyone is found using these notes for financial transactions, he/she must be punished and not the one who is in possession of these currencies. Just like people collect postal stamps, there are some others who also collect old currency notes. After March 31, 2017, these demonetised notes of course become worthless paper and they will have no value. Modi is only trying to gain cheap publicity by introducing new schemes everyday which are baseless. He should put an end to all this.
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