Tearing into the Opposition for not allowing Parliament to function over the demonetisation issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that he chose to spoke on the topic at a public meeting as he is not allowed to do so in Lok Sabha.
Modi, while addressing a gathering in Banaskantha district in Gujarat also said that he is fighting against terrorists as fake currency is fuelling and funding their activities.
Here are top quotes from PM Modi’s speech:
# Government has always said we are ready to debate on demonetisation. I am not being allowed to speak in Lok Sabha so I am speaking in a ‘Jan Sabha’
# Parliament is not being allowed to function by the Opposition
# Happenings in Parliament have anguished our President, who has tremendous political experience
# Games of looting the poor and exploitation of the middle class will be history, things will change in 50 days
# With our step on currency notes, we have been successful in weakening the hands of terrorists, and those involved in fake currency rackets
# The government has taken strict action against bank officials and others who have stashed huge amount of black money
# Those who have laundered and hoarded money post demonetisation will not be spared
# There is no need to waste time standing outside banks or ATMs. E-wallets have brought banks to your mobiles
# Opposition and media have right to criticise me, but they should also educate people in cashless transactions
# The country wants to progress. Corruption and black money is slowing our progress and adversely affecting the poor
# Merely talking about the poor is different from working for them, something that the NDA government has been doing
(With inputs from agencies)