Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit back at Manmohan Singh and the opposition at a book launch in Delhi on Friday and said that that criticisng it do not have a problem with the government’s preparedness but the fact that they did not have the time to prepare. Addressing reporters, the Prime Minister said that the common man of India had become a soldier against corruption and black money. He further stated that although everyone has the right to use their own money, with the changing world, the nation must move towards a cashless economy.
PM Modi then spoke about the ones missing their rights under the Indian constitution and said that over the years people have forgotten their duties but remember their rights. He said that whenever one talked of the constitution, one remembers Babasaheb Ambedkar. November 26 had been decided to be celebrated as the Constitution Day so that the youth had greater awareness. He also said that without November 26, the celebration of public Day on January 26 was incomplete.
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Speaking of the opposition, he said that it was important to get connected to the spirit of the constitution and not just be aware of the various articles in it. earlier Yesterday, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had gone on the offensive and severely criticised the government in the Rajya Sabha. Manmohan Singh had reciprocated Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s words and said that demonetisation was organised loot and legalised plunder. He had further commented on those saying that the move was good in the long term and said that in the long term, we would all be dead. PM Modi, meanwhile has been absent from the parliament since the demonetisation announcement on November 8, which has caused an uproar in both the houses as the opposition has demanded a discussion with him.