PM Modi at Coldplay concert: If I had to sing, you’d ask for refund in Rs 100 notes

PM Modi was speaking before Coldplay's performance at the Global Citizen Fest in Mumbai.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 20, 2016 12:45 am
Narendra Modi, Randeep Surjewala, Coldplay concert, global citizen, coldplay india, modi coldplay, demonetisation, news, latest news, India news, national news Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Global Citizens Festival in Mumbai, via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Saturday. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the crowds gathered for India’s first Global Citizen Festival in Mumbai on Saturday before the English Music band Coldplay performed. In his short, light-noted address, the prime minister acknowledged that the thousands of people in the Bandra Kurla complex were more eager to hear the band play and said, “I know that I stand between you and Coldplay so I will make this brief.”

PM Modi went on to say that, “You have been smart in asking me to only address the gathering, and not sing. Else, I am pretty sure your audience would be asking you for their money back. And that too in 100 rupee notes.” The comment has garnered some negative criticism in light of the hardships that the public has had to go through ever since Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes were demonetised on November 8.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, in a series of tweets, said the PM had time to address a rock concert, but not Parliament where the opposition has been demanding his response to the problems being faced by the people. “Tragic indeed Modiji! As India suffers, bleeds and several die, your self-promotion in a rock concert is almost cold-blooded,” Surjewala said.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi also put out a tweet criticizing the PM’s address, saying, “The cold play while the poor suffer!”

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    Pooja dudani
    Dec 11, 2016 at 1:11 pm
    Modi please Modi-fy your Comments at least in the interest of the mes.........@modi
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      Jamil Ansari
      Nov 21, 2016 at 3:35 am
      Modi is dancing and singing...while poor, needy and helpless are standing in long non-ending ques. Many already died. Rich and corrupts are enjoying and giving support on twitter whose name are in panama. your 2.5 L in aggregate will be questioned but those having more than 9000 Cr debit will be enjoying away and backing the move on twitter. SBI declares NPA for many big guns but can not exempt poor farmer loans. Sucks.
      1. R
        Nov 20, 2016 at 7:54 am
        Modi addressed the nation about the demonetization. Later in a couple of public meetings in UP he has asked people to be patient and asked for 50 days time. The mes are ready to wait, longer if;br/gt;Jai Hind!
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          roby mani
          Nov 20, 2016 at 2:19 am
          Modi dances and sings while the poor languish. OOOO THE IRONY OF TIMES
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            Padmanabhan Jaikumar
            Nov 19, 2016 at 8:25 pm
            Congress always want an excuse to tweet against PM .Their own VP is trying cheap politics in streets ,market,bank and on dead bodies of student and soldiers or where there is crowd as these days he can't pull crowd on his rallies
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