Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that demonetisation an important step on towards eradicating black money. He said that If any money that was looted in India and has left Indian shores, it was the government’s duty to find out about it. During the speech the prime minister also called former Goa chief minister and current Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar as one of his nine jewels in the council of ministers. Getting emotional, the PM also said he left his family and home to serve the nation. He was speaking at the foundation laying function for Greenfield International Airport in Goa.
Highlights of his speech:
*I want to congratulate the team here; India successfully hosted the BRICS 2016 in Goa a few weeks back.
*I laud Manohar Parikkar for ushering in a political culture in Goa- that of taking Goa to new heights of progress.
*Because of Manohar Parikkar, Goa saw political stability and formation of a Government that works for the welfare of the state.
*As far as airport is concerned, I am happy that we are fulfilling the promise made by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. This will benefit Goa.
*With the new airport, the impetus to tourism will be immense.
*A digitally trained, modern and youth driven Goa is being shaped today. This has the power to transform India.
*Its said Akbar had nine jewels in his cabinet, I am proud to say I have many including the valuable Parrikar ji from Goa.
— ANI (@ANI_news) November 13, 2016
*I also want to talk about something else in Goa-on November 8 many people of India slept peacefully & a few are sleepless even now.
*This is important step towards eradicating corruption and black money, but some people are lost in their own world.
*The people have chosen a government and they expect so much from it. In 2014, so many people voted to free the nation from corruption.
*If any money that was looted in India and has left Indian shores, it is our duty to find out about it.
*You’ll be shocked to know that many MPs asked me not to make PAN mandatory for any purchase of jewellery.
*PM Modi breaks down, says “I was not born to sit on a chair of high office. Whatever I had, my family, my home-I left it for nation.”
*Why do we have to put the future of our youths at stake? Those who want to do politics are free to do so.
*Yes I also feel the pain. These steps taken were not a display of arrogance. I have seen poverty & understand people’s problems.