Mann ki Baat LIVE: Take a pledge, become a part of cashless economy, says PM Modi

This was his first 'Mann ki Baat' after his November 8 announcement, declaring Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes as illegal.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 27, 2016 11:44 am
modi1 This will be PM Modi’s first ‘Mann ki Baat’ after his November 8 announcement, declaring Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes as illegal. (allindiaradio.gov.in)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday addressed the nation through his popular radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’. He spoke on demonetisation and the efforts undertaken by his government to ease the inconvenience caused due to the scrapping of high denomination currency notes. This was his first ‘Mann ki Baat’ after his November 8 announcement, declaring Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes as illegal. The issue derailed Parliamentary proceedings, with a majority of the Opposition vociferously attacking the Centre over the move and PM Modi for ‘failing’ to take part in the House debate. On Monday, Opposition parties called for a countrywide protest against demonetisation.

In the 25th edition of the programme, PM Modi praised the security forces for their sacrifices and underlined that it wouldn’t have been possible to celebrate Diwali without them securing our borders. “Our jawans have been sacrificing their lives in the last last few months. We should celebrate this Diwali in their name,” he said.

The prime minister also touched on issues like gender discrimination and open defecation in the country. Much of his address, however, was dedicated to jawans. With an increase in ceasefire violations across border, he urged everyone to boost the morale of the security forces.

ananya November 27, 201611:37 am

Friends, today is the birthday of a great poet- Harivansh Rai Bachchan. His son, Amitabh Bachchan, is working for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: PM Modi

ananya November 27, 201611:34 am

The creativity of the youths is coming to the fore during this changing time. My dear friends, I need your physical help. Take a pledge to work for cashless society. Teach the poor how to use the RuPay: PM Modi

ananya November 27, 201611:30 am

Technology is becoming very easy to access, you don’t need a smartphone. There are various apps that will help us to move towards cashless society: PM Modi

ananya November 27, 201611:28 am

Talking to the youths of the country, I say that you are my true soldiers. You have access to technology more than the older generation. Let’s move towards less cash society: PM Modi

ananya November 27, 201611:25 am

I insist that small businessmen should go for cashless transactions: PM Modi

ananya November 27, 201611:23 am

Sowing of crops has increased by several folds despite the demonetisation move. I thank our farmers for this: PM Modi

ananya November 27, 201611:20 am

People from remote areas of Assam are demanding installation of ATMs: PM Narendra Modi

ananya November 27, 201611:18 am

In a wedding in Surat, guests were served only tea. It was the hosts’ way of supporting demonetisation: PM Modi

ananya November 27, 201611:17 am

The hard work of our bank employees and others who are working to help the people post demonetisation is amazing: PM Modi

ananya November 27, 201611:14 am

People who are corrupt are still looking for unfair means to stock black money. Sad part is that they’re doing so by exploiting the poor people: PM Modi

ananya November 27, 201611:13 am

The entire world is witnessing, despite the hardships will our citizens overcome it, asks PM Modi

ananya November 27, 201611:10 am

This is a huge decision and it will take minimum 50 days for things to get regularised: PM Modi

ananya November 27, 201611:08 am

Speaking on demonetisation, PM Narendra Modi said, “The moment I decided on demonetisation, I said that it wasn’t an easy step.”

ananya November 27, 201611:07 am

When our nation stands with our jawans, their strength increases: PM Narendra Modi

ananya November 27, 201611:06 am

I celebrated Diwali this year with our Jawans. This year Diwali was different, people of our country sent their messages to our jawans: PM Modi

ananya November 27, 201611:03 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on ‘Mann ki Baat’