New Delhi, Feb 8: Launching yet another scathing attack against the Congress party Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that congress party has not accepted its defeat and unnecessarily politicising the issue of demonetization. He was speaking on the motion of thanks to the President’s address in Rajya Sabha.
Refuting the allegations levelled by the congress leaders in the context of demonetization Modi stated that the decision of demonetization is not against any political party or any particular group. He further added that the move will bring transparency to the existing system. He urged politicians and citizens to be optimistic and positive to the new ideas for the betterment of the society.
Quoting historical facts from the book penned by former bureaucrat Madhav Godbole Prime Minster Modi underlined that former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had deliberately neglected the recommendations of wanchoo committee.
Taking a jibe on sitaram yechury, Modi mentioned that even communist party stalwart Jyoti Basu was in favour of demonetization and he had presented private member bill in the parliament this in 1972. He further added that another leader Harkishan Surjit had pitched for the effective implantation of the wanchoo committee recommendation but Indira Gandhi denounced the same.
Appreciating the nationalistic spirit of common man even after facing several hardships with the decision of note ban Modi assured that government will ensure the hassle free system for poor and honest citizens.
Referring to the various developments after the historic decision of note ban Modi underlined that near about 700 Maoists have surrendered after demonetisation which is a great achievement for the country.
Hitting hard at the opposition for ridiculing the move of demonetisation, PM Modi underlined that for the first time in the history, common man has fully supported the government’s decision but some limited groups were unhappy with the move.
He also congratulated Assam government for carrying out successful implementation of digital payment system for tea garden workers through jan dhan bank accounts.
Answering on the various media reports on the demonetization Modi asserted that the unprecedented decision of note ban should become the topic of research for the social scientists across the globe.
Expressing his displeasure over the remarks on RBI Modi urged opposition to maintain the sanctity of the apex financial institution of the county. He further informed that government has carried out various initiatives in order to strengthen the autonomy of RBI.
Commenting on the ongoing digital payment system developed by central government Modi asserted that Indian is slowly moving towards the plastic economy and it will take some time for the adoption of new technology.
He further mentioned that government is open for any suggestions and assured that government will overcome all the technical glitches in order to bring transparent and easy transaction system.
Hailing the contribution of Indian media for flagship programme of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Modi informed that many media houses are carrying various awareness programme for the betterment of the society.
He further advised politicians not to make fun of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. He further expressed that there should be a healthy completion for maintaining the civic cleanliness among various cities and villages.
Announcing the new initiative of ‘Ek Bharat shresht Bharat’ on the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel Modi asked state governments and citizens to learn at least one new regional language of other state in order to become familiar with the enriched and diversified culture of the India.