Dear Modi Ji, Goa is Positive, But Tourism Feels the Cash Crunch

“The currency ban will help control the flow of tourists coming to gamble in Goa,” says Anil, a cabbie in Goa.

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Dear Modiji,

Anil, a cab driver in Goa, happily announces that he has driven around Katrina Kaif, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina and other big celebrities in Goa. He claims to have given two decades of his life to this field, and wishes you 5 more years in power. He would like to congratulate you on your ‘masterstroke’ plan to root out blank money, and is willing to tolerate the inconveniences. Anil believes this move will weed out black money tourism in the state.

Please watch this video, and as they say, do the needful.

‘Note Ban Has Created A Lot Of Pressure’

Shanta Rathod, a shopkeeper in Goa, like many others, has been feeling the heat following the Prime Minister’s ‘surgical strike’ on black money.

“I don't know what's for good or bad. I don't have money to give to my landlord, or even the cloth-seller. They keep pressuring me for cash, so how will I manage when there's no sale happening?”

Watt Lagi Padi Hai’

Apart from a low footfall of customers, for Lakshmi, a shopkeeper, the qissa is also about getting chutta (change) for the new Rs 2,000 notes when a handful of tourists (blame it on the cash crunch) purchase her merchandise.

“This is really bad for business people like us. The tourists also have little money, so would they spend it on these items or rather eat it? Business ki to watt lagi padi hai...”

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Dear Modi Ji, Goa is Positive, But Tourism Feels the Cash Crunch

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