He whispered that “80 percent of the people” were suffering owing to the “mistake” by some in the rich category.
Mumbai: Leading Tamil silver screen star Vijay today called the Centre’s move to demonetise high-value cash notes as “courageous”, but said the sufferings faced by the common man post the statement could have been averted if correct measures had been laid in place.
He alleged that “80 percent of the people” were suffering due to the “mistake” that might have been committed by some in the rich category, in an actual reference to black money.
“The Centre’s move is a good entity. It is courageous, was necessary and a welcome struggle. There is no doubt it will help the state’s economy to grow,” the film star told journalists here.
Vijay, who has a numeral hits under his belt, said troubles faced by the public such as “inability to buy” needed items such as medicines could have been avoided while undertaking this measure.
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“A lot of members use Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes for daily dealings like going to theatres, malls and trading purpose. People like these are needlessly put to tiresomeness,” he said.
He also stated concern above reported suicide by an aged woman and the death of a kid following denial of treatment at a hospice elsewhere in the state due to the demonetisation move.
“There might be 20 per cent (of the people) who are rich. A small percentage of them may have committed a fault (black money) but what did the rest do?” he probed.
Vijay supposed there was no doubt that the Modi rule’s decision to tussle the high-value notes was an unprecedented work.
He, however, held that problems arising out of the move could have been predicted and adequate steps taken to implement the order in a better way.
Vijay said the condition had “eased out now”, but residents and senior citizens were still facing some difficulty in exchanging the invalid notes.
It would be desired if the central government takes steps to sort out the problem soon, he added.