PM Modi’s decison historic, from Dec 30 we’ll start a cashless society: Manohar Parrikar

He credited demonetisation for dealing a blow to drug trafficking and crime in Mumbai.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 26, 2016 8:54 pm
Manohar Parrikar. Demonetisation, Narendra Modi, Parrikar Modi, Parrikar demonetisation New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar ParrikarPTI Photo

Hailing the demonetisation scheme, Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to curb black money and terror funding as ‘historic’. Speaking at BJP’s Vijay Sankalp Melava in Aldona, Parrikar said, “With demonetisation, black & corruption money, terror funding, drug money are all hugely affected.”

He credited demonetisation for dealing a blow to drug trafficking and crime in Mumbai. “Because of demonetisation, drug movement in Mumbai has collapsed and crime graph has also come down,” said Parrikar, adding that by December 30 “we will start cashless society in a big way”.

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    Pachalam Pachalam
    Nov 26, 2016 at 6:07 pm
    Though there are doubts on the authenticity of Parrikar's data on crime, it is possible that Modi's move to demonetize high values might have struck thugs - I appreciate Modi and his government for that. But on the other side Parrikar made a ber by admitting that the demonetization have struck the most powerful thugs that they had to stop criminal activities. So what about weaker section like farmers those who don't have bank account. So, please think twice before making such bers...
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      stranger friend
      Nov 26, 2016 at 8:17 pm
      When mobile phones have reached the nook and corner of the society from the wealthiest to the poorest, it is no longer an excuse to not have bank account. To the farmer, I would say- "If you can handle a phone, you should handle a bank account. An excuse of not putting effort to open bank account even after Jan Dhan scheme cannot be the reason for the w country suffering!!"
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        roby mani
        Nov 27, 2016 at 4:33 am
        Congress can take credit for having reached the phones to the hands of the poorest of poor by giving out 2g at a lower rate, even though it is categorised as a fraud even though it is categorised as a Scam, Scam or not, the common man has really benefited as we are getting the facility at affordable price. The BJP is now trying to capitalise on this by stating that the w nation can become cashless shortly and taking credit for this.
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          roby mani
          Nov 27, 2016 at 6:57 am
          The biggest joker of them all
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            Sandeep
            Nov 26, 2016 at 6:23 pm
            this is why PM Modi insisted upon opening bank accounts in the Jan Dhan scheme. Atleast now I hope this will push the farmers to open their accounts. We need to go cashless system if we are to tackle corruption in a big way.
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              SANJIV
              Nov 26, 2016 at 5:38 pm
              RAFALE FIGHTERS INDIA IS BUYING CAN'T MATCH CHINESE FIGHTERS: RUSSIAN ENVOY .NDTV/INDIA-NEWS/RAFALE-FIGHTERS-INDIA’S-BUYING-CANT-MATCH-CHINESE-FIGHTERS-RUSSIAN-ENVOY-681135 INDIA | WRITTEN BY SUDHI RANJAN SEN | UPDATED: OCTOBER 18, 2014 23:06 IST NEW DELHI: THE FRENCH RAFALE FIGHTER AIRCRAFT THAT INDIA IS PLANNING TO BUY, IN WHAT IS BEING BILLED AS THE LARGEST DEFENCE PURCHASE BY THE COUNTRY - "WILL BE SWATTED LIKE MOSQUITOS IN AN AUGUST NIGHT," SAYS RUSSIAN AMBADOR TO INDIA ALEXANDER KADAKIN. MR KADADIN ALSO CLAIMED THAT SUKHOI-27 - AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURED IN RUSSIA THAT ARE SUPPLIED TO CHINA''''''''S PEOPLE''''''''S LIBERATION ARMY (AIR FORCE )- ARE FAR MORE CAPABLE AND ADVANCED THAN THE RAFALE FIGHTERS ! ..HA..HA..''
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                SANJIV
                Nov 26, 2016 at 5:38 pm
                WHY SUCH A DEFENCE MINISTER ? THE DEFENCE MINISTER MANOHAR PARRIKAR WAS IN THE FISH MARKET IN GOA WHEN MODI WAS ORDERING OUT-DATED RAFALE FIGHTERS IN FRANCE ! AS USUAL FOREIGN MINISTER SUSHMA ( WHO HAD COMMITTED THE SIN OF GETTING THE BLESSINGS OF BAL THACKERAY IN HIS DEATH BED TO BE THE PM CANDIDATE OF BJP ! )WAS NOT EVEN INFORMED OF HIS 100TH FOREIGN VISIT ! GOOD THAT MODI IS SAVING A COMPANY WHICH IS SHUTTING DOWN DUE TO POOR QUALITY PRODUCTS !
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                  SK Rao
                  Nov 26, 2016 at 9:08 pm
                  You feel like a fish caught in a net, eh! I am sure there are many others who feel that way. The people you pretend to whine for will live happily with fish like you caught in the net!
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                    NP
                    Nov 26, 2016 at 8:44 pm
                    Ya we all became almost cashless with one order on 8 th Nov. 2016 ! Now some breath is returning as money supply is easing. However India would have to cover a lot of distance to be fully plastic money (aka card based) oriented. Today even in cities internet facility is dismal. You encounter it everyday at the bank, waiting in long queues as the teller informs that the net has gone down. Power failures at ATMs. You punch in the amount the machine deducts the same from your account and then before money comes out there is power failure. Fraud of duplicating magnetic cards.....Hacking , key loggers etc etc.
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