PM Modi to review demonetisation process, Arun Jaitley to attend meet

Earlier in the day, Modi made an emotional appeal to the people to bear the hardship for another 50 days and help the government in fighting black money and corruption.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 13, 2016 8:26 pm
Narendra Modi, Modi,black money, corruption, demonetisation “My dear countrymen, I gave up everything…my home, my family. I gave up everything I had for this country,” said Modi.

Amid growing criticism over government’s decision to scrap high value currency and chaos at banks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a review meet of the demonetisation process on Sunday night, according to news agency ANI. The meeting will be attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and RBI Deputy Governor.

Earlier in the day, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley took stock of the prevailing situation in the country in the wake of demonetisation of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes.  In an hour-long meeting, the two Ministers were briefed about the situation in different states where heavy rush were witnessed in banks and ATMs to change old notes and withdraw cash.

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other top officials of the Ministries of Home and Finance attended the meeting, official sources said.

The Centre has already asked all states to ensure proper security in all banks, ATMs and vehicles transporting cash in the wake of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. The Home Ministry has deputed three too officials to be in touch with state governments to ensure security of banks, ATMs and cash transporting vehicles.

Meanwhile, leaders of the Congress, TMC and Left parties have called a meeting on Monday at 4 pm to discuss on Demonetisation issue.

The prime minister today made an emotional appeal to the people to bear the hardship for another 50 days and help the government in fighting black money and corruption. Taking the opposition, particularly Congress, head on for targeting his government over demonetisation, Modi said those involved in mega scams were now standing in queues to exchange Rs 4000.

Making an emotional but combative speech, he said he was ready to face the consequences of his moves as certain forces were “up against me” because their “70 years of loot” was in trouble as a result of demonetisation. “I know that (some) forces are up against me, they may not let me live, they may ruin me because their loot of 70 years is in trouble, but I am prepared,” Modi said.

His lips trembled and there were long pauses when, fighting back tears, he said, “My dear countrymen, I gave up everything…my home, my family. I gave up everything I had for this country.”

Under unrelenting opposition attack over demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes and the misery it has brought for the common people, Modi said,”This government does not want to bother honest people but doesn’t want to spare the dishonest. Bear with me for 50 days. Has India been looted or not? ….. I am not going to stop at this. I will expose the history of corruption of 70 years since Independence.”

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    Ajay Kumar De
    Jan 18, 2017 at 4:12 pm
    Modiji, lt;br/gt;Please answer one question if you have guts. No, I not discuss if it was right or wrong to dellegalise SBNs. It is always possible to unearth/recover even Rs. 200 crores in dellegalised SBNs of denominations 1000 and 500 from one man and his family who is ding and dealing with black money for, say, fifty years. But how do we find IT dept unearth/recover even only half, say, Rs. 100 crores in new currency of denomination Rs. 2000 that has age of only one and half months or two months only from any person or famil. Bank branches did not have enough supply of new currency that too with restriction exchange and withdrawals, ATMs went dry or with restriction. You and your lieutenants Rajanji and Urjitji are only got to answer where was/were the sorce/s of leakage of new currency of only two months age maximum. Yes, the summon by any parliamentary committe or the PAC is any gimmick or a got up game to protect you from any possible scam or scandal, this one question can work to unmask you and the lieutenants requiring each of them to go straight to gallow.
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      Naavan
      Nov 13, 2016 at 4:08 pm
      Government should ignore the noise from the Corrupt Paid media, which is working for the corrupt and anti-national forces. Remember, these are the same forces which campaigned on the fake intolerance issue to defame the nation. Although there are some minor problems, all patriotic Indians support the government effort to eradicate black money. Only Congies, Commies, and terrorists oppose the demonetization of high denomination notes.
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        Kutta
        Nov 16, 2016 at 8:34 pm
        Amit shah has not earned single penny in black money. HAIL MODI.....lt;br/gt;PUN INTENTED
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          Kutta
          Nov 16, 2016 at 8:37 pm
          Internet users dosent make 2% of indian potion. So all the bhakts go take a hike. U will be rewarded soon. Ha ha ha
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            Sheshuvani konduri
            Dec 3, 2016 at 3:49 pm
            Why thinking of 70 years of rule think how to solve problem.govt is electing IT,CBI ,Bank staff, monitoring the deposits instead of printing notes.When u know how many channels to fought against black money u people do not know the cash crunch position.Now people waited and cooperated still 50 days how it is possible.and u are thinking that what money is your money and it will not go back from bank.Is it possible and lost economy will be regained.Think before action Now one intelligent soldier all others are boosting saying yes Boss.All ways say Boss is always correct.
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              ADITYA MISHRA
              Nov 13, 2016 at 5:34 pm
              Yesterday my father told me that for the first time politicians are made crippled..HAIL MODI!!
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                ADITYA MISHRA
                Nov 13, 2016 at 5:33 pm
                why everyone politician is opposing by saying that the people who standing in the queue are poor people and these are not corrupt people....but my point is that only poor and people having white money will only stand in queue.. how can we expect a person with some crores to go to bank to deposit money..so I think the politicians should either stop saying this or should change their tactics..bcoz this is not working...poor politicianss!!
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                Raj
                Nov 13, 2016 at 3:33 pm
                Now not thinking of country. ...now worried about losing votes
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