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The corrupt made all efforts to defeat demonetisation: PM Modi’s top quotes from BKC speech

“This fight will continue until we win it. Our battle to fight corruption has been going on since the day we assumed office,” said PM Modi.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 24, 2016 9:34 pm
narendra modi, mumbai, narendra modi mumbai, narendra modi mumbai speech, narendra modi BKC speech, india news, indian express Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Source: Express Photo by Pradip Das)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday advocated for his demonetisation policy and argued that the fight against corruption would continue until the BJP-led government wins. Addressing a gathering at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai, PM Modi said, “This fight will continue until we win it. Our battle to fight corruption has been going on since the day we assumed office. During this, we took some historic decisions, but on November 8 we launched one of the strongest attacks against black money hoarders.”


Hitting out at those who opposed his demonetisation move, PM Modi said that despite the Opposition’s best efforts to mislead and create a sense of panic, the people continued to repose their faith in the government and stood by him during the crucial time.

Following are his top quotes from the BKC event:

1. Dishonest people, you should not underestimate the mood of 125 crore people. You will have to be afraid of it. Time has come for ruin of dishonest people. This is a cleanliness campaign.

2. After 50 days (from November 8), the troubles of honest people will start to reduce and the problems of dishonest people will begin to increase

3. We took a big decision against black money and corruption on November 8 and 125 crore Indians endured pain but did not stop supporting me. I want to assure people of the country that this battle won’t end till we win it

4. Those who have consumed malai (cream) did not leave any stone unturned to foil this (demonetisation)

5. The corrupt have made all efforts to defeat the decision (demonetisation). They even thought of managing bank officials to get their black money converted into white. And that’s how many of them got caught.

6. Demonetisation has (brought about) short-term pains, but it will bring in long-term gains.

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  1. M
    Dec 25, 2016 at 1:54 am
    yes It is true that some people at op also tried to mislead people. Media is also not showing much maturity. One can be against Modi but to give wrong information is bad.
    1. D
      Dec 24, 2016 at 11:19 pm
      Great Leap Forwardlt;br/gt;Any resemblance is unintended and purely coincidental.lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt;The Great Sparrow Campaign also known as the Kill a Sparrow Campaign and, officially, as the Four Pests Campaign, was one of the first actions taken in the Great Leap Forward in China from 1958 to 1962. The four pests to be eliminated were rats, flies, mosquitoes, and sparrows. The systematic extermination of sparrows led to an upset of the ecological balance, and enabled crop-eating insects to proliferate.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The campaign against the "Four Pests" was initiated in 1958 as a hygiene campaign by Mao Zedong, who identified the need to exterminate mosquitoes, flies, rats, and sparrows. Sparrows –– were included on the list because they ate grain seeds, robbing the people of the fruits of their labour. The mes of China were mobilized to eradicate the birds, and citizens took to banging pots and pans or beating drums to scare the birds from landing, forcing them to fly until they fell from the sky in exhaustion. Sparrow nests were torn down, eggs were broken, and nestlings were killed.Sparrows and other birds were shot down from the sky, resulting in the near-extinction of the birds in China . Non-material rewards and recognition were offered to schools, work units and government agencies in accordance with the volume of pests they had killed.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Some sparrows found refuge in the extraterritorial premises of various diplomatic missions in China. The personnel of the Polish emby in Beijing denied the Chinese request of entering the premises of the emby to scare away the sparrows who were hiding there and as a result the emby was surrounded by people with drums. The Chinese claimed the drums were to contain the sparrows, who would be too afraid of the sound to leave the emby. After two days of constant drumming, the Poles had to use shovels to clear the emby of dead sparrows.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;By April 1960, Chinese leaders realized that sparrows ate a large amount of insects, as well as grains.Rather than being increased, rice yields after the campaign were substantially decreased.Mao ordered the end of the campaign against sparrows, replacing them with bed bugs in the ongoing campaign against the Four Pests. By this time, however, it was too late. With no sparrows to eat them, locust potions ballooned, swarming the country and compounding the ecological problems already caused by the Great Leap Forward, including widespread deforestation and misuse of poisons and pesticides. Ecological imbalance is credited with exacerbating the Great Chinese Famine, in which 20–45 million people died of starvation.
      1. R
        roby mani
        Dec 24, 2016 at 5:09 pm
        Modiji you have the time and energy to say all sorts of things about the corrupt. Why don"t you offer your explanation about the Birla and Sahara diaries?
        1. M
          Dec 24, 2016 at 9:20 pm
          Is he refering to himself and his gang of thevies ?
          1. N
            Dec 24, 2016 at 6:23 pm
            Modi cannot see the deaths and sufferings of ordinary people just forcing them to keep dreaming of something which is not feasable so that RSS and BJP keep ruling over country. There is limit to people patience which is already thin.
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