"Values in public life are eroding... I see that people in public life are giving speeches in support of corruption and black money. They are brazenly out in open doing so. In any country, erosion in values is the biggest crisis," he said.
In a veiled attack on opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that decline in fundamental values of ‘people’ have gone so low, that they are standing with corruption publically. “Values in public life are eroding… I see that people in public life are giving speeches in support of corruption and black money. They are brazenly out in open doing so. In any country, erosion in values is the biggest crisis,” he said. “Coming generations will not forgive those who are betraying the values,” he added. PM made comments at book launch ceremony of veteran politician Kidar Nath Sahni. Modi said that corruption and black money as a ‘part of system’ can’t be accepted. “Why should we accept corruption & black money as things that are a part of system. We have to think about the future,no compromises,” said PM.
Earlier today, PM Modi said he had taken the demonetisation step to stop the menace of black money, corruption and fake notes that have plagued the poor and the lower middle classes. PM said that this will go a long way in bolstering the economy, which again will benefit these classes, he added.
A visibly emotional PM Modi said, “We have come to power not for us or those close to us but for the poor. For 70 years, the poor and the lower and middle classes suffered and have been exploited by black money, corruption and terrorism. Our aim is a deep, long and constant struggle against them. This is not the end but only a beginning of our struggle.