Nana Patekar has supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move, saying it will taste like sweet tea for the honest in the country. He was referring to PM Modi’s comment at a recent rally where he said banning Rs 500 and Rs 1000 note ban was like his kadak chai which the rich won’t like. Talking about his chaiwalla background, the PM had said, “When I was young, poor people used to tell me: Modiji, chai jara kadak banana.” He said he knows the same ‘kadak chai’ doesn’t go down well with the rich.
Nana, who had earlier supported the move to ban Pakistani actors from India, was visiting border areas along International Border(IB). Nana said PM’s kadak chai is meethi chai (sweet tea) for the honest. The actor also paid homage to the the soldiers and said they were the real heroes.
“The soldiers, who serve in uniform at the front are our real heroes, they fight a battle everyday to protect the integrity of the nation,” Patekar said while interacting with the Jawans of Border Security Force (BSF) in Kathua district. Patekar, who was on a day-long visit to the Indo-Pak International border in Hiranagar and Kathua, appreciated the
hardships and sacrifices being made by the BSF Jawans during the recent cross-border firing.
Nana Patekar at Martyr memorial at BSF HQs in Jammu pic.twitter.com/Z8BNKaZqcp
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“It is a great opportunity for me to come and meet BSF troops. The whole nation stands firmly with them,” he said.
Patekar said the greatest strength of the country was not the big weapons but the Jawans. A senior BSF officer said such visits raise the morale of troops.
“Recognising the immeasurable service rendered by world largest border grading force tasked to guard vast Indian frontier in western and eastern corridor help raise their morale.”
(With inputs from agencies)