Will check ‘black money’ records since Independence: PM Modi

Hitting out at those criticising the demonetisation move, Narendra Modi said some people are busy poking others to make them speak against him.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 12, 2016 6:00 pm
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While addressing the diaspora in Japan on Saturday, PM Narendra Modi thanked Indians for welcoming the demonetisation move of his government and hit back at those who criticised the decision. He said while some people are busy poking others to make them speak against him, the public accepted the decision despite facing inconvenience.

“This is a major cleanliness programme. This is not to harass anyone,” the prime minister said. He assured the people that money that has been looted will be brought back and that the rules will be the same for everyone.

“I will check records since independence. If I come across unaccounted cash, nobody will be spared,” said PM Modi.

Asserting that the move was aimed at flushing out black money, the PM said the inconvenience caused to Indians would be a short term problem. “When I was thinking about this move, I was pondering about the problems people would have to face. I was not thinking about the benefits. And this is something I couldn’t tell anyone. It had to be sudden. People who can hoard can dispense it as well. So it had to be kept a secret,” the PM said at the gathering to rounds of applause.

“This government will do everything to protect the interests of honest citizens, but those who have been hoarding black money will not be spared,” he added.

Since the government move on Tuesday night, people have been flocking to banks and ATMs in a bid to exchange old currency. Opposition politicians like Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee have asked for the decision to be roll-backed in the light of public inconvenience.

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First Published on: November 12, 2016 2:00 pm
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    Onkar Singh
    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:51 pm
    Modiji the voter of this country may be poor but he is very intelligent.He may not be taken in by your beautiful talk of surgical strike at black money.He is feeling the pain at getting his hard earned saving exchanged by having to stand for hours in long queues.So be careful ,this which button he presses will be his surgical strike against your party and you.Beware the ides of March as the saying goes!
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      Kaliyug
      Nov 12, 2016 at 12:44 pm
      That MO- speaks domestic politics in foreign countries he visits and foreign politics when he is back.
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        IML sood
        Nov 12, 2016 at 6:09 pm
        Can an anti national hide his ideny by calling himself 'Indian'.Needs DNA check!
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          IML sood
          Nov 12, 2016 at 3:03 pm
          These useless comments show the maturity of the persons who write. May be Cong. stooges whose forefathers will get exposed or simply frustrated persons with no goal in life.
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            Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
            Nov 12, 2016 at 9:51 am
            Sir MODIJI,--I as a common man understand this interim difficulty during demonisation of black money and I do understand that it's for the betterment of the poor and next generation with a bright future ahead,----sir MODIJI,---it will take more than a million years to get a PM like you,-you are the man of every second,--every minutes and every hour----hats off and salutes to you sir MODIJI,--you are my HERO.
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              Manish
              Nov 12, 2016 at 5:16 pm
              Feku no.1
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                MyTake
                Nov 12, 2016 at 7:16 pm
                ... .. It is very much possible, some belonging to BJP also had bl-ack money. It is more likely so because after all they all grew up in Nehr-uvian India and it is unlikely not to be influenced by the Nehr-uites!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It is also true that Modi gave opportunities to every one to pay tax and "wh-iten" what they had unaccounted! Knowing Modi that what he says he does, those "ho-arders" in BJP might have taken that opportunities. If someone still decides to "ha-ng on" and not take the opportunity, you can not blame Modi for that!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Next time Modi says or does something listen carefully, because he will do what he is saying he will do!!!
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                  MyTake
                  Nov 12, 2016 at 6:56 pm
                  Good step. People seeing the sincerity of Modi Team and the war it has waged against corruption will go all the way with Modi. people at last found a leader who can really bat for them and stand by them no matter what! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;All power to Modi Team.
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                    Satyaki
                    Nov 12, 2016 at 2:43 pm
                    Number 1 baatein banane mai.
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                      Tinku
                      Nov 12, 2016 at 11:39 am
                      chaiwale Pm banega to ei hoga.dians must undersand what a harvard educated economist can do, a chaiwala simply cant do that. Education does matter.
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                        Stonecold
                        Nov 12, 2016 at 8:39 pm
                        I am not impressed . go and fool someone else .
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                          Stonecold
                          Nov 12, 2016 at 8:52 pm
                          You and me might have enough money to sit at home and order sushi from over credit card . But in the end its always the poor who suffer . They are standing in queues for hours to get small amount of money just to run there homes. And those who actually have black money have already spent it on gold , electronics etc etc . or are planning how to use it or convert it into white . Once the fresh money comes into circulation everything will be back to same . so what greater purpose has it done to our society ?
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                            Tamil Selvam
                            Nov 12, 2016 at 10:20 pm
                            One of best moves any Indian government has done since Independence. Time to root out black money and corruption.lt;br/gt;People with old notes can still deposit until 30th December why are they complaining?.lt;br/gt;I notice people with lot of black money and involved in corruption will be the one who complains loudest in name of poor, aren't this the same poor they where going bribe 500/1000 of black money to vote for them anyway?.
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                              aamJantaIndia
                              Nov 12, 2016 at 10:09 am
                              Looting has started...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Enraged over not getting ration from a fair price shop, due to shortage of cash, after the Centre’s demonestisation move, people at Bardaha village in M.P looted groceries from the outlet...lt;br/gt;The shop owner Munni Lal Ahirwar alleged in his complaint...
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                                aamJantaIndia
                                Nov 12, 2016 at 11:01 am
                                Someone said, congress paid we are??lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Ha ha...blind fellow, simpky refuses to see the reality...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;another Surgical strike...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Now on innocent, old, elderly, housewives, medical emergency patients, foreigner visitors...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Untold stories of troubled millions...but govt keeps playing its parrots...
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                                  sunny
                                  Nov 12, 2016 at 9:37 pm
                                  check RSS ,VHPAND BAJRANG DAL ACCOUNTS ALSO
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                                    dheer ajnani
                                    Nov 12, 2016 at 1:02 pm
                                    check from independence time,lt;br/gt;or,lt;br/gt;check from LAST JANAM ok??lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;there are many ppl better than pm, dont abuse power position, bcoz of wht u believe that, only yiu are clean, and millions other are dirty.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;millions work hard, save money for years, most in house, in cash, or gold to ladies etc. Why call them evvil namelike corrrupt, blakk marketters, anti nationall? are we anti national ? lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;dont use power and threatening starements from bullet train, to ordinary citizenss.
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                                      dheer ajnani
                                      Nov 12, 2016 at 12:45 pm
                                      shud return immediately to homeland.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;see what happening with millions in trouble...lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;we are here, not like vijay mallya, whom govt never stopped from escaping to uk.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;dont call janta people, like, anti natl, blak marketters, corrupt crimnals, lt;br/gt;yiu hv no right to do dat.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;ppl work hard in india, to save over the years, for mother, for wife, children...lt;br/gt;many save in houses, most ppl do, as cash, gold to ladies, etc.lt;br/gt;so he shud NOT call us, like, corrupt, gunda, anti national, terrorrissts.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;there are many ppl better than him on this planet,,,lt;br/gt;if one become pm, so what? lt;br/gt;why so much ego is there in them ???
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                                        ak dev
                                        Nov 12, 2016 at 6:20 pm
                                        He is an AAPEE, a Keju pujari.
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                                          alam
                                          Nov 12, 2016 at 8:49 pm
                                          ELECTION KE PAHLE KALA DHAN SWISS BANK MEIN THA . POWER MEIN AANE KE BAAD KALA DHAN SAB BHARTIYON KE PAAS YAHIN HAI..lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;KAMAL HAI PMJI AAP KA BHI ...AAP NE SAHI KAHA THA NA KHA-U-N GA NA KHANE DOON GA..
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                                            Anon
                                            Nov 13, 2016 at 7:31 am
                                            India is like a bloated constipated abdomen.
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