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Newspaper reports show govt ad openly lies on how demonetisation was a success

While the advertisement featuring Modi claims India's poor are getting better jobs, data shows the picture is grim.

November 8, 2017 marked one year of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's radical move to demonetise 86 per cent of the currency in circulation. On the first anniversary of the note ban, almost all newspapers carried a government of India advertisement — with the PM's face on it — that read "125 crore Indians fought a decisive battle against black money and corruption... and won!"modi-ad690_111017034033.jpg

After that it goes

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