Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi today addressed the public at Belgaum in Karnataka, where he directly took up the issue of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes. The PM was addressing the people on the occasion of valedictory of the year-long centenary celebrations of the Karnataka Lingayat Education (KLE) Society.
PM Modi invoked the necessity of getting Indian educational institutions in the top 100 universities of the world. The PM said that the country’s top 10 public and private institutes should come together to some kind of resolution regarding this. Taking jibe at the Congress leadership the PM said that they are having problems with the ban of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes, “When Congress stopped 25 paise, did we say anything? You could dare to stop only 25 paise, not make higher denomination notes illegal.”
Modi said that he did not hide anything from the people of the country and that he had taken them into confidence and had said from day one that the whole process will take at least 50 days to complete. Pointing directly to the dishonest and corrupt people of the country the PM warned that after December 30, there is no force on this planet that can stop him, “We should switch to plastic currency. That is why we removed taxes on them in our budget,” said the PM.
In his earlier address in Goa the PM had launched a viscous attack on the Congress and said,” those who were involved in the coal scam, 2G scam and other scams, now have to stand in queues to exchange Rs 4000″.
“This suffering is only for 50 days. Once there is cleanliness (swachhata), not even a mosquito can fly. This is a 70-year old disease and I have to remove it in 17 months. I will expose corruption going on since Independence; even if I have to employ one lakh youths for this, I will do it,” he said.
In the concluding parts of his address the PM said that the opposition was given 70 years to loot the country and urged the countrymen to give him 70 months to cleanse the system.