PM Modi says even beggar using swipe machine; have you seen any?

Modi said corruption has snatched rights of poor and it has been the root of all ills.

PM Modi says even beggar using swipe machine; have you seen any?

Insisting the country should shift to digital transactions, Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Saturday refereed to a WhatsApp video showing a beggar using a swipe machine to claim that the time has arrived.

Addressing a BJP a ‘Parivartan rally’ in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Modi was seen saying, “I don’t know how far it is true but there is a video going viral on Whatsapp of a beggar being told by a man that though he wanted to help, he does not have change,” The Indian Express reported.


“The beggar asks him not to worry and takes out a swipe machine and asks for his debit card,” he added.

Criticising previous governments for favouritism,  Modi on Saturday said parties in power have only worked for themselves and their near one, but not for the poor.

Modi slammed the opposition for criticising the government over demonetisation, asking “have I committed any crime by attacking corruption and #blackmoney."

“What can my opponents do to me? I am a fakir. I will exit with my little belongings,” he added.


Modi said corruption has snatched rights of poor and it has been the root of all ills.

“This country is against corruption but it had become helpless but today they feel that they have fight this menace,” he said.

“To eradicate poverty from country, poverty has to be removed first from big states like UP, Bihar, Maharashtra, Bengal” Modi added.


After Ghazipur, Agra and Kushinagar, this was the PM’s fourth rally in the state and the third in Moradabad after 2014 general elections.

Saying he has not fought from Uttar Pradesh only to become a MP but wanted to initiate a fight against poverty from the state, Modi thanked the people of Moradabad for extending their support to the BJP during the 2014 elections.

Meanwhile, ahead of UP election, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh met Muslim intellectuals on Satuday and told that that the Sangh had nothing to do with the violence against Muslims, including the killing of Mohammad Akhlaq in Dadri and others elsewhere in the country, over beef consumption or cow slaughter ban.

Meeting Muslim leaders at Delhi’s Haryana Bhavan, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is said to have told them to be supportive of the government by being more proactive on social media, and also to say positive things about the government.

Observers say the meeting could have been held to gauge the mood among Muslims before the party commits candidates for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, or to limit damage from demonetisation.