BENGALURU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lashed out at opposition parties who were skeptical about the success of Bhartiya Janta Party’s digital banking initiatives.
Speaking after distributing Rupay cards to 1.2 million people at an event organised by Shri Kshetra Dhamastala Rural Development Project at Ujire near Mangaluru, Modi said the Tees Mar Khans used all their intelligence to belittle the digital banking initiatives during discussions in the Parliament that went on for months.
"They were skeptical about its success saying a large number of Indians are illiterate and have no mobile phones necessary for digital banking. They said all bad things about it. But Veerendra Heggade has given a fitting reply to them today," he said, referring to a large number of people who got Rupay cards.
The PM said whether educated or not but these people have made a “decision to sign into the cashless transaction." He said when the intentions are good any work will get pace. Cashless transaction will also bring in accountability in spending.
Hailing Veeredra Heggade for his noble service to society, he urged him to help fishermen do seaweed cultivation during rainy days on the seashore on Mangaluru coast that will help them earn income during rainy days besides providing nutrients to agricultural fields.