Narendra Modi speech live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said thousands of people had written to him about the hardships they faced due to demonetisation but the November 8 decision proved that Indians wanted freedom from corruption. Terming demonetisation as a “historic cleansing ritual”, Modi said people of the country had taken the biggest “shudhi yagna” after Diwali. PM announced several schemes, highlight being two new schemes under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to provide 4% interest waiver on loan of up to Rs 9 lakh and of 3% on loan up to Rs 12 lakh. Track live updates here:
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08:53 pm: ‘No deadline, only Headline’ had become the face and character of the Prime Minister, says Congress spokeperson Randeep Surjewala after PM Modi speech.
Modi Babu wanted 50 days to deliver promises. He badly failed. PM who runs nation in the name of Suddhikaran just underwent Buddhiharan 1/6
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 31, 2016
08:50 pm: Nothing new in Modi’s speech, the policies will be beneficial for only few people: Surjewala.
08:48 pm: Criticizing the Prime Minister over his speech on the New Year eve, Surjewala stated PM Modi’s assertions as ’empty promises.
08:47 pm: Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala comments on PM Modi’s today’s speech.
— Atishi Marlena (@AtishiMarlena) December 31, 2016
08:40 pm: NABARD created a fund of Rs 21000 crore last month, now Govt is adding Rs 20,000 crore more to this: PM Modi
08:39 pm: The loss that NABARD suffered by giving loans to Coop banks and societies at low interest rate shall be borne by GoI: PM Modi
08:35 pm: Youths who had turned to wrong path are returning in large nos, if we remain vigilant we can save our children from returning to violence-PM
This is how Manish Sisodia, Deputy CM of Delhi reacted after PM Modi’s speech to the nation:
चुनावी चंदे पर बोलते-बोलते पलट गए साहेब! हिम्मत नहीं कि सभी पार्टियों के 20 हज़ार से कम के चंदे को भी पारदर्शी बनाओ। AAP ने ये कर दिखाया है।
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) December 31, 2016
This is how Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan reacted:
हमारे पीएम श्री @narendramodi का देश के छोटे कारोबारियों को आगे बढ़ाने के लिए क्रेडिट लिमिट बढ़ाने का फैसला बहुत क्रांतिकारी सिद्ध होगा।
— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) December 31, 2016
08:18 pm: Twitterati say that this was a mini Budget speech by PM Modi
— India Today (@IndiaToday) December 31, 2016
Has @narendramodi taken over the finance ministry? He is announcing the budget. Sir yeh parliament mein present kiya jaata hai, TV pe nahi.
— Preeti Sharma Menon (@PreetiSMenon) December 31, 2016
— India Today (@IndiaToday) December 31, 2016
08:15 pm: Now, the Prime Minister will address the nation in English
— Vijay Shekhar (@vijayshekhar) December 31, 2016
08:14 pm: As we welcome the New Year, lets come together to built a bright future of the country: PM Modi
08:13 pm: PM seeks debate on holding Parliamentary and Assembly elections simultaneously and issue of rising costs in polls.
08:12 pm: As we welcome the New Year, lets come together to built a bright future of the country: PM Modi
08:10 pm: PM asks political parties to take steps to end blackmoney in funding and corruption.
08:09 pm: 8% interest up to Rs 7.5 lakh deposit by senior citizens ensured: PM
08:08 pm: Banks have been asked to raise cash credit limit to small business to 25% from 20%: PM Modi
08:08 pm: Govt to stand guarantee for loans up to Rs 2 crore from current Rs 1 crore, to small businesses: PM
08:07 pm: 3% interest waiver on loan up to Rs 2 lakh for construction of houses in rural India: PM Modi
08:06 pm: Rs 6000 assistance will be provided to pregnant women; the assistance money will be transferred to their account: PM Modi
08:05 pm: Govt to guarentee loan for small traders upto Rs 2 crore: PM Modi
08:04 pm: 60 days interest waiver for farm loans taken from co-op banks: Modi
08:03 pm: Government had taken significant decisions to enable the poor and middle clas of the country purchase houses, says PM Modi
08:03 pm: The credit guarantee of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) would be increased to 2 crore from 1 crore: PM
08:02 pm: Within next 3 days 3 crore kisaan credit cards will be converted to RuPay: PM
08:01 pm: PM asks banks to focus on poor, lower middle class and middle class to tune their programmes out of huge money that has come to them
08:00 pm: Government had taken significant decisions to enable the poor and middle clas of the country purchase houses, says PM Modi
07:59 pm: PM Modi says govt will bear 60 days interest on select farm loan
07:56 pm: Home loans for poor & middle class people upto Rs 9 lakh will get 4 % exemption on interest and upto Rs 12 lakh will get 3 % exemption: PM
07:55 pm: As large amount of money has been deposited in banks; request banks to come out of its traditional way of functioning: PM
07:54 pm: Law will do its job on illegal wealth holders but govt’s priority is that honest get protection & their difficulties are reduced: PM
07:54 pm: Govt has taken some decisions to enable poor and middle class people to purchase houses: PM
07:53 pm: I urge the banks to initiate and launch schemes in consideration with the poor and middle class of the country: PM Modi
07:52 pm: A balance has to be brought between cash in the system and being cashless: PM
07:51 pm: Bank employees and authorities along with people have done exemplary work, yes there have been reports of a few indulging in corruption: PM
07:50 pm: It is known world wide that Naxalism, terrorism,counterfeit note business get help from black money: PM Modi
07:50 pm: I urge banks to take initiatives and launch schemes keeping in mind the poor and the middle class people: PM Modi
07:49 pm: All concerned directed to restore normalcy in banking system, particularly in rural & far flung areas, to end difficulties of people: PM
07:49 pm: Indian economy had cash circulation disproportionately higher than similar sized economies which had led to price rise: PM
07:48 pm: Only 24 lakh people have declared their #Income of being over Rs 10 lakh: PM
07:47 pm: Reported data suggests that only 24 lakh people of the country had declared that their salary is above Rs 10 lakh under the Income Tax: PM Modi
07:46 pm: The law will do its job with intense strictness but the government is also concerned on the safety of the honests: PM Modi
07:44 pm: People had to queue to withdraw own money but they don’t want to be even a step behind in fight against: PM
07:43 pm: Foundation of a bright future has been laid through their sweat & toil: PM
07:41 pm: 125 cr citizens have proved that for them truth & honesty are important despite inconveniences post, says PM Modi
07:40 pm: The way people have showed explanatory courage & patience, leaders like Ram Manohar Lohia, Lal Bahadur Shastri & others would be proud of them: PM Modi
07:40 pm: Yet people have faced problems for betterment of nation, this is your blessing. Govt will try to normalise situation in banks in new year-PM
07:39 pm: PM: I know you stood in queues for hours for withdrawing your own money
07:38 pm: I know, in the last few days people had been facing problem to withdraw their own money. Thank people for the sacrifice in the last 50 days.
07:38 pm: Corruption, BlackMoney, Counterfeit Currency had crippled common man: PM
07:37 pm: The problems which the people have faced for the betterment of the country is an example in itself: PM Modi
07:36 pm: The events after Diwali had proven that the country had been frustrated with black money and corruption and wants to fight against it.
07:36 pm: After Diwali, the country had taken a significant decision to curb the flow of black money in the country, which will be beneficial in long term.
07:35 pm: The country had been crippled by the flow of black money: PM Modi.
07:30 pm: Addressing the nation in the New Year eve, PM Modi says that he is overwhelmed by people’s support.
07:12 pm: PM is expected to speak on demonetisation and thank the people of India for their cooperation
07:10 pm: The Prime Minister will address the nation at 7:30 PM this evening.