PM Modi says time has come for ruin of the dishonest, promises harder steps

Earlier today, Modi laid the foundation for a Rs 3600-crore memorial of Chhatrapati Shivaji in Mumbai

PM Modi says time has come for ruin of the dishonest, promises harder steps

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the government will introduce sound and prudent economic policies to ensure a bright future of the country in the long-run.

Addressing a gathering in Mumbai after laying foundation stones of various big ticket infrastructure projects, Modi warned of ruin for the dishonest after the December 30 deadline for depositing old notes, PTI reported.

“Dishonest people, you should not underestimate the mood of 125 crore people. You will have to be afraid of it... Time has come for ruin of dishonest people. This is a cleanliness campaign,” he said.

Earlier today, Modi laid the foundation for a Rs 3,600-crore memorial of Chhatrapati Shivaji in Mumbai. The 192-metre tall Shivaji memorial, where PM performed a Jal Pujan, is located in a rocky outcrop, roughly 1.5 km from the Raj Bhavan shore.

Modi, who is on a day's visit to Maharashtra on Saturday, earlier expressed that he felt honoured for getting the opportunity to perform 'bhoomipujan' (ground breaking ritual) for a grand statue and memorial of Chhatrapati Shivaji.

"I am honoured to be getting the opportunity to perform the Bhoomipujan of Shiv Smarak," PM Modi said in a tweet.

"Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is a torchbearer of courage, bravery and good governance. Shiv Smarak is a fitting tribute to him and his greatness," Modi said.

PM Modi was received by Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao along with CM Fadnavis and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley when he arrived in Mumbai at around 12. 30 pm.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and BJP ally Shiv Sena's chief Uddhav Thackeray were also present in the function.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis recently said that, the 'Shiv Smarak' will not only be the tallest memorial in the country, but in the entire world. He had also thanked PM Modi for "making it possible."

Meanwhile, many have raised criticism over the government decision to invest  3600-crore for Shivaji memorial in Maharashtra which has seen a sharp increase in farmer suicide in last two years.

"In a state where, as per a report, almost nine farmers commit suicide daily. Couldn’t the Fadnavis government do something for them with an amount as huge as 3600-crore to help them?," asked an article published