Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today strongly defended the currency demonetisation step and declared it as a war against corrupt people in India that would continue till its victory.
Modi while addressing a rally at Bandra Kurla Complex said his government has launched the war from day one of assuming power, on November 8 at 8 pm it stuck a fatal blow to corruption and black money hoarders in the form of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.
He said, “I had promised that the common people will have to bear the brunt of demonetisation for 50 days. After that, the sufferings of the masses will lessen, and the real problems will begin for those handful of people indulging in corruption and black money hoarders.”
He extended a request to such persons to come clean, pay their tax dues and honourably join the national mainstream with the 125 crore population.
The Prime Minister pointed out, “For 70 years, a handful of these people have been eating the cream. If they are not scared of Modi or the government, no problems. But they must not underestimate the mood of the 125 crore people. It has changed, they will not tolerate injustice, corruption and dishonesty. I assure we will not halt till we win this war.”
Earlier, Modi inaugurated a slew of mega infrastructure projects including the ambitious Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, two Metro Rail, road infrastructure projects, collectively worth over Rs.106,000 crores.