A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned of more stringent measures against black money towards end of December, Modi on Sunday said his government will carry forward the fight against all the Benami property holders in the country. Talking about his decision to demonetise the currency notes on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominations, the PM said that it is an important step towards making the society corruption-free.
“This is important step towards eradicating corruption and black money, but some people are lost in their own world,” he said.
Modi was in Goa to lay the foundation stone for the greenfield international airport and an electronic manufacturing cluster. He addressed a public meeting at Dr Shama Prasad Mukherjee stadium in Bambolim near Panaji after laying the foundation stone for the airport and the electronic city.
Here’s how Twitterati reacted:
Modi laughs as poor cry pic.twitter.com/xuN587GN27
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) November 13, 2016
— PRANAM SREEDHARAN (@pranamsree) November 13, 2016
@PMOIndia Unfortunately, most members of Team Modi are lousy lacking conviction and trust of ppl. It is these people who will let you down.
— Kundan Kumar (@kundankumar100) November 13, 2016
BRAVO! PM Modi, honest people, IAS, IPS and others in general are with you. Go ahead.
— SD Prasad (@bhadwabazar) November 13, 2016
Modi cried in Goa because he was on PMS: post-money syndrome.
— Nadim Asrar (@_sufiyana_) November 13, 2016
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.