Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has lauded the decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demonetise Rs. 500 and 1000 currency notes and described it as a ‘surgical strike’ on corruption. He also called it as a move to stop the flow of fake currency from Pakistan to promote terrorism in India.
Singh was addressing a parivartan rally in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh.
“Yesterday was a historic day in the history of India. Our Prime Minister openly announced that they are doing surgical strike on corruption so that nobody dares to do corruption. I can understand that the people must be facing problems. But I would assure you that it will be beneficial,” he said.
“I know about the country’s economy. Some people might face some problems. But it will be only for few days. I can assure you that in coming time India would be an economic superpower,” the minister added.
He also said that Pakistan was printing the fake currencies to promote terrorism in India.
“Such was Pakistan’s attempts…In India, fake currency was helping terrorists to grow. It further gives strength to terrorists and Pakistan. By scrapping Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes, Narendra Modi ji has taken away that strength,” Singh told his supporters.
Union Minister mentioned about US presidential election results comparing the winner Donald Trump with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“How did Trump fight his election? Trump said that if he becomes the president of the U.S., he would follow and work according to Narendra Modi’s policies. That Trump has won in America,” Singh said.
He also said that India had progressed globally under the BJP led central government’s rule.