The soft side of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on full display on Sunday afternoon in Goa as he broke down while speaking about the black money and issue of demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations. PM Modi, who carries an image of a tough taskmaster, got emotional during the foundation laying function for Greenfield International Airport in Goa.
The PM said, “I was not born to sit on a chair of high office. Whatever I had, my family, my home-I left it for nation”. He also said, “Yes I also feel the pain. These steps taken were not a display of arrogance. I have seen poverty and understand people’s problems”.
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“People voted me in to fight corruption. Shouldn’t I do it?” he questioned. “”We took a key step to help the honest citizen of India defeat the menace of black money. If any money that was looted in India and has left Indian shores, it is our duty to find out about it.”
Earlier the Prime Minister had said the people should have patience with the currency ban, which can be their “contribution towards nation-building”.
Hitting out at previous governments, the Prime Minister said they “neglected this …we took a key step to help honest citizen to defeat the menace of graft.”