“Historic numbers” and most respondents who have logged on to the app – for feedback on the currency ban – have backed the move said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday .
Presenting the results in the meeting he said that in just a day over five lakh citizens have downloaded the PM’s app to respond to the survey.
Reading out the results at the cabinet meeting Modi said, more than 90 per cent of the respondents who had downloaded that app gave above four-star rating on the move to control black money by the government, 73 per cent gave it a five-star rating of brilliant and only 2 per cent have rated the move as very poor or one star.
Modi has invited feedback from the common man while the opposition is making fierce attack on his move to demonetise Rs500 and Rs1000 currency notes which made 85% of circulating cash.
Since November 8, after Modi announced the two currency notes will no longer be legal tender the opposition parties have been accusing the government of putting citizens into cash crisis and forcing people to spend hours at banks and ATMs to either withdraw or exchange banned notes.
On Tuesday, the Indian Prime Minister had asked the people to directly convey their views and suggestions on demonetisation using the Narendra Modi app.
Modi had tweeted, “I want your first-hand view on the decision taken regarding currency notes. Take part in the survey on the NM App.”
Since the announcement the APP became one of the most downloaded app.
The survey asks questions such as
Do you have any suggestions/ideas or insights you would like to share with PM Narendra Modi?
Do you think black money exists in India?
Do you think the evil of corruption and black money need to be fought and eliminated?
What do you think of government’s move of banning old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes?