PM Modi slams opposition for bandh call on demonetisation, asks people to switch to e-wallet

PM Modi said the decision on demonetisation was tough, "but (the) future will be bright."

By: PTI | Kushinagar | Updated: November 27, 2016 3:40 pm
narendra modi, modi, modi demonetisation, modi opposition, opposition modi, opposition demonetisation, bharat bandh demonetisation, demonetisation strike, india news PM Modi said the opposition is organising the strike at a time when he is trying to root out corruption and black money through demonetisation. (Source: PTI Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at opposition parties for their ‘Bharat Bandh’ call against demonetisaion, saying they are organising the strike at a time when he is trying to root out corruption and black money.

“I am stopping black money and corruption and some are giving call for Bharat Bandh,” he said at BJP’s ‘Parivartan Yatra’ rally here in eastern Uttar Pradesh. Without naming any opposition party, Modi said, “We are trying to curb corruption and they are organising ‘Bharat Bandh’. Should there be ‘Bharat Bandh’ or should the route of corruption be blocked?”

Several opposition parties have given a call for ‘Akrosh Diwas’ Monday to protest against the Centre’s demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes. The Prime Minister said the decision on demonetisation was tough, “but (the) future will be bright”. Referring to the problems being faced by the common man including villagers in withdrawing money, he advised them to take the e-wallet route.

“Era of wallet has gone, you can use your mobile phone as your bank branch with the same ease with which you take snaps and send them to friends,” Modi said.

Modi said just as people did not have to attend classes to learn how to use mobile phones, they can now use the device in the same way to carry out monetary transactions. “I have already said problems do come. I have sought 50 days from you. Of these, 30 days are still left and the government is taking all efforts to assuage the sufferings of people,” he said.

“Have you learnt how to charge your mobile by going to school? You have learnt to operate WhatsApp. Technology has become easy. If you have (a) bank account, you can purchase whatever you want,” he added. Amid the opposition parties creating uproar over poor implementation of demonetisation and stalling Parliament for days, Modi said he is aware that people are facing inconvenience.

“The NDA govt at the Centre is fully dedicated to the poor, farmers, villagers and dalits,” he said amid applause from the crowd. A united opposition has been attacking the Centre in Parliament over the demonetisation issue, with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh terming the move a “monumental management failure” and a case of “organised loot and legalised plunder” which would lead to dip in GDP growth by at least 2 per cent.

Modi also attacked the Samajwadi Party government in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, saying it was not interested in implementing central schemes for farmers. Thanking the people attending his rally, he said that in 2014 elections when he was himself contesting from Varanasi, he visited many areas of the state but the crowd was not as big.

“As compared to today, only half of people used to come. Now a huge crowd, including women, has come to give me blessings,” he said, adding, “I bow before you for the trust you have on me… I will not betray you.”

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    ramrajya
    Nov 27, 2016 at 3:47 pm
    AAP NE APNE CHACHA KO KHUB PAHICHANA. AB APNI PUJYA MATA JI SE APNE ASLI PITA KA NAM BHI POOCHH LIJIYE. NAAM A SE SHUROO HOTA HAI YA N SE?
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      Mathura
      Nov 27, 2016 at 2:41 pm
      Every time you use plastic money you pay user charges to a foreign country. enrichment of a foreign country at the cost of poor Indians.Look at your cards and you will find which foreign country gets benefited every time you swipe a card.
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        Mathura
        Nov 27, 2016 at 2:10 pm
        Mouth says use plastic money, hands give cash to government servants. Elephant teeth one for show other for eating.
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          A.k. Aneja
          Nov 27, 2016 at 3:16 pm
          Modi lives in fool,s paradise. A man who is not a husband not a father how he will understand the pains one go through bringing up the family. No emotions no affection. He cries only when he sees darkness around him due to his failures.he saw everyone using card in America and thought Indians too would be proud having such cards. He talks of using mobile banking, does he know 80%people can't do this in spite of having mobiles. Had he not been allowed to visit USA he wouldn't have got such nonsense ideas.
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            aslam
            Nov 28, 2016 at 4:45 am
            The news of the withdrawal of notes caught most people by surprise, leading many to hail the government's success in keeping it a closely guarded secret, it is now emerging the information—or at least a rumour of what was to come—had already reached several ears. Firstly, in April this year, SBI had said that people were withdrawing cash in large amounts in smaller denominations due to rumours of demonetization of ₹1000 and ₹500 notes. Secondly, in the past few weeks, local dailies in Gujarat and elsewhere had also reported that such a move might be in the offing. Thirdly, the BJP's West Bengal unit deposited an unusually large cash amount of Rs 1 crore just before the move's announcement. All these factors indicate that information of the action may well have leaked.
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              jan
              Nov 28, 2016 at 6:41 am
              Excellent ... well said. Government has lost their sense.. Its utter shameful experience.
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                Strangeer
                Nov 27, 2016 at 12:33 pm
                Bhakts only supporting this PM Modi who only knows how to fool people by giving speeches. He thinks all of them are ambanis and adanis who will have smart phones.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He don't know the ground reality 40 % people are uneducated they don't have electricity in there homes, No network coverage for mobiles the worst thing there is no road even.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He can do mann ki baat why he is not attending parliament and addressing there.
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                  Strangeer
                  Nov 27, 2016 at 12:22 pm
                  Bhakts only supporting this PM Modi who only knows how to fool people by giving speeches. He thinks all of them are ambanis and adanis who will have smart phones.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He don't know the ground reality 40 % people are uneducated they don't have electricity in there homes, No network coverage for mobiles the worst thing there is no road even.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He is killer.
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