PM Modi’s emotional appeal to nation: Bear with hardships for 50 days

PM Modi said that he also lived in poverty and understood the problems faced by people.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 13, 2016 2:32 pm
Kobe: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing members of Indian community at Kobe Museum in Kobe on Saturday. PTI Photo by Shirish Shete(PTI11_12_2016_000063B) Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (file photo)

Saying that he feels the pain of the common man affected by demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, in an emotional appeal, urged the “honest” people of the country to bear with the temporary hardships for another 50 days.  “If I commit any mistake, I am ready to face any punishment the country will give me. But I promise to deliver a corruption-free India,” PM Modi said.

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Speaking about the government’s move to denotify high denomination notes, PM Modi said that many people in India slept peacefully on November 8, when the announcement was made, but “some are sleepless even now”. PM Modi broke down midway through his speech and said that he had left his family and home to serve the country. “I was not born to sit on a chair of high office. Whatever I had, my family, my home-I left it for nation,” PM Modi said.

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Addressing an event in Goa, Modi raised the issue of black money and corruption. “The people have chosen a government and they expect so much from it. In 2014, so many people voted to free the nation from corruption,”  PM Modi said.  The prime minister said that it was everyone’s duty to report about money that was “looted” in India and sent abroad.

Prime Minister also took a jibe at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who stood in queue at an SBI bank branch in New Delhi, saying that those involved in a number of scams were even forced to stand in lines to withdraw Rs 4000. “If you asked me to defeat the menace of black money, how can I not do it? The previous government was delaying it,” PM said.

The Central government’s move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes came under severe criticism from the Opposition as people had to wait for hours outside banks and ATMs across the country to swap or withdraw money. In the national capital, people stood in lines outside the ATMs overnight to withdraw money in the morning.

On Saturday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the existing ATM machinery in the country were not calibrated to dispense the new currency notes which have different dimensions compared to the old ones. He added that it will take about 21 days to recalbirate the ATM machines.

 

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First Published on: November 13, 2016 1:14 pm
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    suri
    Nov 13, 2016 at 8:43 am
    Mr Modi do not shed crocodile tears. why should people suffer for 50 days. we will be suffering till you are the priminister. Your govt. rule of 2.5 years has brought untold misery and hardship to the common. Quit the govt. this is the least thing we except from you. Please do not threaten the poeple. It is by our votes you are occupying this position.
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      Mukesh
      Nov 13, 2016 at 9:08 am
      U r member of congiscam party or sp ,mamata, maya, it seems u r name sunder but u r not sunder for india
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        Bhasky
        Nov 13, 2016 at 8:48 am
        I yet you PM. You only give important to Hindi..... am very very PM....
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          Bhasky
          Nov 13, 2016 at 8:32 am
          Mr. Primenister Modi ji. You have list of the black money holder. But you will not take action against them. Because in the list your own belove persons were there. lt;br/gt;Secondly. You only love Hindi therefore ypu disrespect mymother tongue.. therefore , i jist i cant accept my country PM ok. If Hindi is important . You can rule only hindi speaking state.
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            Albert Colaco
            Nov 13, 2016 at 12:27 pm
            So, now the truth is out! First they told bear pain for few days. Then yesterday, Jaitley told us to bear pain for about three weeks. And now PM Modi tells us to bear with him for fifty days!
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              Georgia
              Nov 13, 2016 at 10:44 am
              Trying to fix the door of the stables after the horses have bolted away. While the decision is good it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth as there is no system in place to Bach up such a g and noble plan. No words can uage or mitigate the hardship of the common Honest Man,and to add insult to injury we have to bear this another 50 days ? How are the elected representatives managing ? we don't see them in any queues ? either at the Atms or banks ? Maybe this rule is not applicable to the governing cl but only the governed !
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                SH
                Nov 13, 2016 at 8:32 am
                If you hire a tailor to do heart surgery in a hospital, you will see the same result.
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                  Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                  Nov 13, 2016 at 9:29 am
                  @ AUGUSTUS,--How you bent over and kissed those invaded VETICANS who looted the wealth of the nation and how they skimmed and won you with a bag of rice and how you got brainwashed and became their servant for life,---is very much laughable.
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                    Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                    Nov 13, 2016 at 9:20 am
                    Modi is one leader after ages who deserves to be respected and loved and supported. However I feel that his security should be beefed up, India can't afford to loose him.lt;br/gt;India will shine under his leadership.With each day you have proved me right that I was correct when I voted for you in 2014 and I will vote for you again. I am proud of my decision and proud of you sir MODIJI,---you are my HERO.
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                      MyTake
                      Nov 13, 2016 at 9:00 am
                      (“I was not born to sit on a chair of high office. Whatever I had, my family, my home-I left it for nation,” PM Modi said.)lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;People are behind Modi like rock! People's power is Modi's power and Modi's power is people's! No need to get detracted by the activities of crabs which are trying to pull the legs!
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                        RG
                        Nov 13, 2016 at 8:50 am
                        Looks like Rahul hi and mother are posting comments under the name Suri. Look below.
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                          Satyaki
                          Nov 13, 2016 at 9:22 am
                          Why do all comments supporting tlt;br/gt;Feku look same? Because they are written by same person sitting in bjp it cell
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                            Satyaki
                            Nov 13, 2016 at 8:20 am
                            Crocodile tears. Bad actor. Worse politician. Worst pm ever.
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                              Satyaki
                              Nov 13, 2016 at 8:29 am
                              Ye bc paid bhakt aur unka daata dono acting mai number mai ek hai.
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                                Tinku
                                Nov 13, 2016 at 11:46 am
                                Just wondering..same decision is taken by mayawati...middle cl people would not have left single gaali for her...
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                                  A
                                  Nov 13, 2016 at 10:53 am
                                  Love and respect from an ordinary. really ordinary citizen of the nation........app jiyo hazaro saal.....left with Rs 30 in cash...but no problem...respect...need political will and courage to take such steps which was lacking in India since long time....
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                                    A
                                    Nov 13, 2016 at 10:45 am
                                    Love and respect from an ordinary. really ordinary citizen of the nation........app jiyo hazaro saal.....left with Rs 30 in cash...but no problem...respect...need political will and courage to take such steps which was lacking in India since long time....Respect...jai hind.....
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                                      A
                                      Nov 13, 2016 at 11:07 am
                                      Love and respect from an ordinary. really ordinary citizen of the nation........app jiyo hazaro saal.....left with Rs 30 in cash...but no problem...respect...need political will and courage to take such steps which was lacking in India since long time....Respect...jai hind.....jai bharat
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                                        A
                                        Nov 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm
                                        ghar ghar modi har har modi...shoot the corrupts...find some here too...you will get few commentors ...hahaha
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                                          A
                                          Nov 13, 2016 at 11:00 am
                                          zindabad zindabad modi modi....respect...man...
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                                            Srinivasa
                                            Nov 13, 2016 at 8:49 am
                                            Modiji U did good but not correct way.if really U clean the country fix the richest people for minimum property.
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