PM Modi attacks Mamata Banerjee over demonetisation: ‘Those who looted poor’s chit fund money are raising finger at me’

"Poor’s chit fund money was looted ….A lot of people had invested their money in chit funds and many of them had lost their lives because of that. These people are raising fingers on me today," said Modi.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 24, 2016 1:22 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked Mamata Banerjee for opposing government’s demonetisation move saying those who looted poor people with chit fund scam are doubting government’s intention. Addressing a rally in Agra after launching the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojna, Modi said,”I know what sort of people are raising their voice against me? Does the country not know whose money was invested in chit fund business? Lakhs and crores of poor people invested money in chit funds. But with the blessings of politicians, crores and crores of rupees have vanished.”

“Due to chit fund loss, hundreds of head of families were forced to commit suicide. Look at history and they are raising fingers at me,” he said in barbs aimed apparently at Banerjee, who had been rallying political leaders against the demonetisation decision.

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Modi also cautioned people holding Jan Dhan accounts not to allow themselves to be used for laundering the money of the rich by depositing their ill-gotten wealth as they could unnecessarily get into problems with law.

Modi also said that lakhs of crores of rupees have been deposited in banks since November 8 after the move to demonetise the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes was announced. “5 lakh crore deposited in banks since demonetisation… this has been done to change the fortunes of the youth, and for the betterment of the poor,” said the prime minister.

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The prime minister acknowledged that the country was reeling under hardships because of liquidity crunch due to demonetisation. “I had said that inconvenience is going to happen, but I want to commend the people who,despite all that, people are supporting it. I can assure you all that your sacrifice won’t go in vain,” he said adding, “Now corrupt are paying bills on times. I will review note ban and make changes.”

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Modi said the country will emerge victorious after demonetisation that was a “test by fire”. “As I said on the very first day when I announced the decision, it is a time-consuming process. It will cause inconvenience and a little hardship but, I believe, the nation will come out victorious from this test by fire,” said Modi.

He said his government has been flexible in implementing the demonetisation decision and effected alterations as the need arose. “I have asked for 50 days. It’s been just 10 days and over 5,000 crore rupees have already been deposited in banks… the banks will infuse this money in the markets,” he added.

Modi said he did not take the demonetisation decision to trouble anyone but for the good of the coming generations.

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First Published on: November 20, 2016 4:45 pm
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    Bhakt
    Nov 20, 2016 at 2:03 pm
    Priorities are national interest first.... Focusing on congress and AAP will diminish that.... Guilties like you will be punished soon.... wait... let your burst first... Then we will not have to take any action
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      Dinesh
      Nov 20, 2016 at 12:58 pm
      Bihari Nandi: You are the biggest ARSHE
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        Dinesh
        Nov 20, 2016 at 1:05 pm
        Vihari Naidu and Karma: you both are biggest ARSHE s with your bloody Comments Mamata Lovers
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          Haru Mandal
          Nov 20, 2016 at 11:55 am
          But who controls CBI of India? Poor people (whose money was stolen) want to know and want to point the finger to him as well?
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            IML sood
            Nov 20, 2016 at 7:52 pm
            The real face of these corrupt people is seen here in comments. These are a few who for the selfish ends were indulging in corruption and their heart burning and frustrations over losing their riches are coming out. They now have now nothing but abusive language to undermine the efforts being made to make country corruption free.
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              Jay
              Nov 20, 2016 at 7:17 pm
              Black money and Corruption are two sides of the same coin. That is why when Modi is taking steps to curb black money, the Corrupt Political Parties are naturally opposing the move.
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                SURESH
                Nov 20, 2016 at 7:08 pm
                JO JANTA RS 4500 KA CONVERSION KARANE KE LIYE LINE ME HOTI WHETHER RICH OR POOR.IF POOR WHO GIVES HIM AND ASKS TO STAND IN A QUEQUE.
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                  SURESH
                  Nov 20, 2016 at 6:57 pm
                  WHY ARE YOU HIDING YOUR NAME ?ARE FAITHFUL OR HYPOCRAT.?.
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                    Manish
                    Nov 20, 2016 at 3:27 pm
                    Modi is a failure..
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                      MyTake
                      Nov 20, 2016 at 9:01 pm
                      Need a surgical strike to oust the actors in public life, who were literally s u c k i n g out the life force out of common man! These actors are coming together like Jarasandha's force!
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                        MyTake
                        Nov 20, 2016 at 9:53 pm
                        Opposition has given enough "service" to the people over the years alone or in groups with others.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It will be good if they stop burdening the people any more with their wisdom and take some rest while Modi does his job. They will get enough opportunity and time to take on Modi when he fails (if they are sure about their predictions) to their delight! There unesaseness indicates they are largely not sure what they are predicting! Why this mismatch if they are so wise?
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                          Nav
                          Nov 20, 2016 at 6:59 pm
                          Citizen, Unbiased debate on terrorists channel? We stopped watching that Jihadists ND channel, which promotes Con Party that looted the country through mega scams like 2G, Coalgate, CWG, Agustha, National Herald, etc.,
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                            Yogendra Pratap
                            Nov 20, 2016 at 4:41 pm
                            Homework....so this homework modi did before note denomination...if yes then he gets 10/100 marks..
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                              Ompuri
                              Nov 20, 2016 at 7:40 pm
                              Indian media are all sell out. They are all serving their rich owners who are all has links with these BJP Gujji Mafia.
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                                Ompuri
                                Nov 20, 2016 at 7:32 pm
                                These saffron brigade is fooling indians in the name of religion. They are all just as currupt as Congress. Modi is just a front for Ambani and adani. These Gujji Mafia should be hanged.
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                                  mani Shankar
                                  Nov 20, 2016 at 12:03 pm
                                  Gupt rooge impotent Feku and Shah.Why Not So called High Tech BjPee taking india to Mars, Sapno ke Saudgar Modi and Shah and Mohan Bhagwwat. Impotent Feku could not contain his wife and doing nation building. Amit shah and RSS chaddi gangs are responsible for all nuisance in India.
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                                    mani Shankar
                                    Nov 20, 2016 at 12:04 pm
                                    u too are a blind bhakt and suffering with Gupt roog like impotent Feku and Shah.Why Not So called High Tech BjPee taking india to Mars, Sapno ke Saudgar Modi and Shah and Mohan Bhagwwat. Impotent Feku could not contain his wife and doing nation building. Amit shah and RSS chaddi gangs are responsible for all nuisance in India.
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                                      A
                                      Nov 20, 2016 at 6:01 pm
                                      jai modi jai bharat
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                                        SubbuI
                                        Nov 20, 2016 at 12:07 pm
                                        SINCE OUR LEADER MODI SAYS MANTHA LOOTED PEOPLE THRU CHIT FUND AND MANY POOR PEOPLE DIED BECAUCE OF MAMATHA HAD SWALOWED ALL THAT MONEY THEN IT MUST BE CORRECT. OUR GOD SEND LEADER CAN NOT SPEAK A LIE. WHEN OUR MASTER SAYS THEN THAT IS FINAL. NOW OUR SUPREMO MUST FORM A SPECIAL POLICE FORCE UNDER MR AMIT SHAH THE EX GUJARATTH HOME MINISTER WHO HAS GOOD EXPERIENCE IN SUCH THINGS MUST ARREST DIDI.KEJRI WAL AND DESH DROHI RAHUL HI AND PUT ALL OF THEM IN BHOPAL JAIL AND SHIVRAJ CHOHAN MUST TAKE CARE OF THEM LIKE THE SIMI CONVICTSlt;br/gt;NO CHARGE SHEETlt;br/gt;NO INQUIRY lt;br/gt;NO APPEAL lt;br/gt;NO COURTlt;br/gt;ONLY KALLASlt;br/gt;JAI MOADI,HAIL MODI
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                                          Vikas
                                          Nov 20, 2016 at 11:25 am
                                          This man is crazy...More than 100 people killed in UP in train accident instead of cancelling the rally and concentrating on relief he is doing really...
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                                            Arjun
                                            Nov 20, 2016 at 12:11 pm
                                            Modi is not fit to be an executive head. Look at what has happened to india- kashmir has been terrorized, every citizen is short of food after demonetisation while the real culprit ambani is living happily. Economy is down, rates keep going higher etc. Added to that is modi's arrogant style of speaking. I will never vote him to power again.
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