There’s erosion of values as some are supporting corruption, black money: PM Modi

The prime minister said the poor and the lower and middle classes have suffered the most due to black money, fake currency and corruption.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 22, 2016 8:01 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that there is erosion of values in public life as some people are speaking in support of corruption and black money. “Values in public life are eroding… I see that people in public life are giving speeches in support of corruption and black money. They are brazenly out in open doing so. In any country, erosion in values is the biggest crisis,” he said. “Coming generations will not forgive those who are betraying the values,” he said. He was speaking at the release of a book published in memory of late party veteran Kedarnath Sahni, who was a prominent leader in Jan Sangh and then in BJP in Delhi.

One should be spotless in public life, Modi said, citing Sahni as an example. There is need to stand against this mindset to compromise with loss in values, he said, adding it is one thing if some people do not have strength to fight it and totally another to carry aloft the “flag of evils”.

Earlier in the day, Modi, at the first meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Party in the Winter session, said that demonetisation is not the end but the beginning of a “long, deep and constant” battle against black money and corruption and will benefit the poor and the common man. The BJP parliamentary party passed a unanimous resolution endorsing his “great crusade”. The prime minister said the poor and the lower and middle classes have suffered the most due to black money, fake currency and corruption and his government is working to rid the country of these evils and make the economy stronger.

(With PTI inputs)

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    Abhinav Gour
    Nov 22, 2016 at 11:34 pm
    If u r against corruption why aernt u supporting aap in delhi n using the lg to disrupt governance
  2. A
    Nov 22, 2016 at 6:44 pm
    "some supporting corruption and clock money" Mention specific names or stop blabbering.
  3. A
    Nov 22, 2016 at 6:46 pm
    80% of funds of BJP and Congis come from "unnamed sources". Before 2014 Lok Sabha elections, these two parties ran full page ads in all national newspapers (Rs 80 crores/day). Multiply this by three months. Thats Rs 8000 crores. Where the fkc do your parties get this money from??? Stop giving USELESS lecture on black money and treating common man and woman like doo@@gs!!!!
  4. G
    Nov 23, 2016 at 12:01 am
    Agree, there is erosion of values. It is also erosion of values for a person to desert his wife after marriage.
  5. K
    Nov 23, 2016 at 5:12 am
    मोदी जी आपने बहुत ही अच्छा काम किया है।lt;br/gt;तुम्हारे जैसा नेता ही ऐसा निर्णय ले सकता है।lt;br/gt;हमारे भारत वर्ष को आप जैसे नेता की बहुत-बहुत lt;br/gt;जरूरत है। अगर देश के कुछ व्यक्ति भी आपके वसूलों पर चलेंlt;br/gt;तो हमारे देश को ऊचाई तक पहुँच ने में ज्यादा समय नही लगेगा।lt;br/gt;मोदी जी अभी तो कुछ भी नही है, भष्टाचार को रोकने के लिए जो lt;br/gt;भी जरूरी हो आप कीजिये हमारा पूरा देश आपके साथ है।lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;जय भारत । संक्षम भारत । समृ़द्ध भारत
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    kanhu charanTripathy
    Nov 22, 2016 at 3:19 pm
    Write a comment...I am appreciating the ban of 500 and 1000 rupees currency notes
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    Lotus Valley
    Nov 22, 2016 at 8:34 pm
    The w system is flawed and corrupt. If Modi keeps on pursuing the political will as he has shown by taking the step of demonetization and courageously withstand the opposition to this move he will be able to take the country forward on the path of growth and development. For this the first step he has to take is printe the new currency notes at faster rate so that sufferings of people standing in queues outside banks, post offices and ATMs are minimized quickly. The sooner it happens, better it will be other the common man may turn against him. Lust and greed are ageless and have no limits. It is certain that economy will slow down but the million dollar question is why can't the w political and business cl sit together, put their lust and greed in dustbin for a while and work together for a greater cause for the all round growth and development of country, till when both will live like parasites and keep sucking blood of common man.
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    TD Kalidas
    Nov 22, 2016 at 11:13 pm
    The Honourable Prime Minister's statement that Erosion of values is Public life is an universal truth. The majority of the public have accustomed to aming wealth resorting to corrupt practices over the years and the policies of the Governments in the past did nothing to curb this menace due to which middle cl became poor and poor became helpless. You go to any Department on Organisation you will find many corrupt people right from top to bottom. The people who were honest also slowly started to be dishonest with greed.
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