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)