PM Modi’s Mann ki Baat: Take a pledge, become part of cashless society

He went on to say that he took this step for the country's poor who are suffering because of the unaccounted money floating in the country.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 27, 2016 1:13 pm
modi-mann-ki-baat759 The Prime Minister invited everyone to take a pledge and become a part of a cashless economy.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday reiterated that demonetisation wasn’t an easy step for him to take and sought public’s support in making it a success. “I know that you support this decision; also know that you are contributing a lot to make this a success,” PM Modi said. Referring to black money as a “disease” that has affected the country for 70 years, PM Modi said that its treatment “can’t be simple”. Addressing the nation through his popular radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’, he urged unscrupulous elements to not exploit the poor by using their accounts to deposit black money in banks.

The Prime Minister invited everyone to take a pledge and become a part of a cashless economy. “I reiterate that I need your support; I am positive that you will help me in this; take a pledge that you’ll be a part of cashless economy,” PM Modi said.

Workers are not paid minimum wages, they get less than what is written on paper. Opening bank accounts will help solve this problem, he said. “Our dream is a cashless society, but we can definitely
take the first step towards a less-cash society,” PM Modi said.

PM Modi also hailed those who made sacrifices in support of the move. He recalled how a hotel in Maharashtra provided free food to those without money and a Surat couple who served just tea at their wedding. “I used to talk abt ‘Chai ka charcha’ during elections; never knew this will reach marriage halls; couple in Surat got married offering tea,” said PM Modi. He also commended the banking staff for their “hard work” in helping ease the burden on the common man.

He went on to say that he took this step for the country’s poor who are suffering because of the unaccounted money floating in the country.

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First Published on: November 27, 2016 12:28 pm
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    Akshay
    Nov 27, 2016 at 7:38 am
    Times of India forced to remove the poll on demonetization by goernment since more then 70% indian voted against demonetization.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;
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      Haru Mandal
      Nov 27, 2016 at 10:37 am
      As per pundits and their 'estimates' , only 6% of Black money (wealth) in India are in cash form (in Rupee form in India) . No doubt a good part of this cash STOCK will be lost by 'burning down a w forest to clear the land'. But do these MOST enterprising ingenuous people gets demotivated or (using jargon) 'disincentivised' by a TEMPORARY setback? Do forest fires 'Wipes Out Forest' for Ever ??? Only rats are dead :). lt;br/gt;Where were the real efforts (for lasting and permanent result) in the last 2.5 years? Implementation of LOKPAAL ACT? Independent CBI? CVC?
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        ashok s
        Nov 27, 2016 at 8:21 am
        Now he is taking side of bank employees ,so that he can save RBI governor . as union leader Franco is against governor and even opposition say if move was secretive then governor has compromise dd
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          ashok s
          Nov 27, 2016 at 9:28 am
          Pls accept the info was pre leaked to your party supporters ,who escaped the mayhem . now you are accepting it in your today's speech.
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            ashok s
            Nov 27, 2016 at 7:46 am
            Pm ji your move was good , but your team didn't or failed to fill loops in process .
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              ashok s
              Nov 27, 2016 at 9:33 am
              Real comments are eaten
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                aslam
                Nov 27, 2016 at 4:03 pm
                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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                  mark
                  Nov 27, 2016 at 10:55 am
                  Bingo. you got it right. I have indeed turned brainless, standing in the ATM queue for 2 hours every alternate day for collecting my Rs. 2000
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                    mark
                    Nov 27, 2016 at 10:17 am
                    For middle cl Indians, Cashless = Moneyless
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                      mark
                      Nov 27, 2016 at 10:57 am
                      cry baby. If you are so inclined to comment, why don't you go to Times of India, Tarun Bharat and Sanatan Prabhat.
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                        Dev
                        Nov 27, 2016 at 8:30 am
                        Do not play with poor peoples life who are innocent and belief in your words blindly as they believe god. Please roll back and let us live as we are living.
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                          jagga
                          Nov 27, 2016 at 9:12 am
                          In the name of cashless he made the life of poor people lifeless.
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                            Joydeep
                            Nov 27, 2016 at 10:32 am
                            Economy has indeed turned cashless. People have NO money.
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                              Joseph R Stephen
                              Nov 27, 2016 at 9:18 am
                              Can Modi and BJP take pledge and stop taking foreign funding for their Party.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;When people in India vote you to power , why are you taking money from outside.
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                                Ramakrishnan
                                Nov 27, 2016 at 9:35 am
                                Government should improve availability of 500 and 100 notes. All high value transactions above 50000 should only be allowed through cheques, drafts or online transfer.
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                                  Devisahai Meena
                                  Nov 27, 2016 at 10:10 am
                                  And some day , he will ask us take pledge and believe in childless society (childlessness). What a funny PM we have ?
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                                    Ind
                                    Nov 27, 2016 at 10:35 am
                                    PM Modi's policies have affected the Indian Stock market. Demonetisation by Modi has resulted in Devaluation of Indian rupee and it is a matter of time before Indian rupee becomes 80 to 100 rupees per USD. Ideally PM Modi must have closed the Indian stock market till normalcy.
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                                      D N
                                      Nov 27, 2016 at 7:30 am
                                      No pledge required. Mr. Prime Minister you have already made most of us cashless. You won't understand the plight of the poor and honest as you are driven by ego only.
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                                        Ozair Akhtar
                                        Nov 27, 2016 at 10:07 am
                                        Many very frail and poor men and women who could not line up have no choice but to hand in their money to middlemen for far less value. lt;br/gt;Some people take steps to Create compion and honesty among Indians that solve many problems. But sadly that would not happen as the society is being polarised for personal gains.
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                                          Vihari Naidu
                                          Nov 27, 2016 at 9:07 am
                                          Sir BJP also should take an oath to go cashless and accept donations only through checks.
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                                            Rajeev
                                            Nov 27, 2016 at 8:07 am
                                            First he was said it was drive against black money. Now he says it is about cashless economy. In November 8 he asked people not to worry and that exchange will last till december 31 now he removed it. Stop JUMLA please. we had enough.
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