New Delhi, Nov 13 Lauding the demonetisation of high denomination notes, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev today urged people to cooperate with the Centre in this endeavour to clean up the system.
"By demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination notes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji has dealt a severe blow to corruption, black money, terrorism and fake currency business...All these are the economic challenges that the country is facing," Ramdev said on the sidelines of International Coronary Congress, organised by Medanta-- The Medicity here.
In response to a query about people facing difficulties in procuring Rs 100 notes, Ramdev said some people are blaming the government as they are facing difficulties because of this sudden move.
"But instead of blaming, I urge people to cooperate with the government in this endeavour to clean up the system. When there is a war, soldiers face many harships and starve for weeks. Can't we, for welfare of the nation, endure this hardship for a few days?" Ramdev asked.
"For the first time after Independence, we have a political leader who has a strong political will and took such a bold decision despite opposition by the land mafia, political mafia and international mafia," he added.
Meanwhile, long queues were seen outside banks and ATMs across the nation for the fourth consecutive day today.
People faced a great deal of inconvenience as several ATMs kept going went dry due to cash crunch.
In a bid to ease the situation, government has extended the use of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes for utility bills till November 14.
In a major attempt to tackle hoarding of black money, corruption and terror financing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on November 8, announced that all Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 rupee notes would cease to be valid in all forms of transactions.
(With PTI inputs)