NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told the parliamentary Board meeting of the BJP that the decision on demonetization is just the beginning of a long battle against black money and corruption. The Parliamentary Board of the BJP in a resolution endorsed the Prime Minister’s “crusade” against black money and corruption.
The Prime Minister during his first speech to the BJP MPs in the ongoing Winter session of Parliament got emotional, saying that his decisions are not for personal gains but for benefit of the people. The BJP leaders afterwards explained that the Prime Minister had been peeved at personal attacks by the MPs of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in the Parliament on the agitation against demonetization.
"We have come to power not for personal benefits or toi benefit those who we know, but for the poor. The common men suffered for 70 years on account of black money, corruption and terrorism,” Modi said. The Prime Minister also stated that his government would not waver from the path to eliminate black money. He recalled that the government had also taken a few measures, including setting up of a SIT on black money and Income Disclosure Scheme, 2016.
“Demonetisation is not the end but beginning of a long, deep and constant battle against black money and corruption. It will benefit the poor and the common man. The poor and the lower and middle classes have suffered the most due to black money, counterfeit currency and corruption,” said Modi.
The BJP MPs gave standing ovation to the Prime Minister, while slogans were reportedly raised to hail the decision on demonetization. Modi stated that the economy would come out much stronger after the implementation of the decision on demonetisation.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely told the BJP MPs that the demonetisation would help India embrace digital economy.