Modi says opposition now speaking in favour of black money, corruption

PM Modi said today some people in public life openly speak in favour of black money.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took on the Opposition over black money while defending his decision to demonetise Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes.

Speaking at the launch of a book on late BJP leader and RSS pracharak Kedarnath Sahni in New Delhi on Monday, he said today some people in public life openly speak in favour of black money. He asked why should we accept corruption and black money as things that are part of the system.

“We have to think about future, no comprises,” Modi said. He added that there is a need to fight against this mentality.

Modi said there is a certain section emerging in the society which openly defends black money and corruption. He touched upon demonetisation move and slammed opposition parties for not supporting  it.

Modi asserted that the decline of moral values for any country is the biggest threat. “Dedicating your life for the country means your life has to be clean,” said Modi

While showering praise over late Kedarnath Singh he said, “We remember the work of Sahni ji, VK Malhotra ji and Madan Lal Khurana ji. They showed way on how to work in a party organisation.” He said in the wake of events in Delhi after Indira Gandhi’s assassination, Sahni was at the forefront, helping Sikhs as much as he could during the anti-Sikh pogrom.