Demonetisation, surgical strikes changed way world looks at India: Amit Shah

Slamming the Opposition parties dubbing their politics as negative, the BJP chief said one spoke of �khoon ki dalali� and another demanded proof.

Demonetisation, surgical strikes changed way world looks at India: Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Friday said the PM's "demonetisation policy" and "surgical strikes" carried out by Indian Army on Pakistan soil, changed the perception of  about the BJP and that of other countries about India, reported The Indian Express.

Addressing at the  NDMC Convention Centre in New Delhi, Shah said: “After the cowardly attacks in Uri, the country was expectantly looking at the BJP government at the Centre in the hope of some tough steps. During the 2014 Lok Sabha campaign, we had made the commitment that security of the borders and the soldiers will be our top priority. This time it was not a Congress government but the Narendra Modi government of the BJP. Because of the leadership and will power of the Prime Minister, for the first time in independent India, we gave a fitting reply by entering the enemy’s own home… this one decision changed the way the world looks at India.”


Slamming the Opposition parties dubbing their politics as negative, the BJP chief said one spoke of “khoon ki dalali” and another demanded proof.

Shah also told the gathering that no country had ever taken a decision to demonetise 86 per cent of its currency notes in circulation. Listing the benefits of demonetisation, he mentioned the crackdown on black money and fake currency, the body blow to trade in drugs and Naxalism because of resource constraint, a fatal blow to corruption and cleaning up elections.

“Despite the best efforts of the Opposition to mislead and inconvenience, people of India stood firmly behind the Prime Minister’s decision to demonetise. It was taken in the interest of the country. It is on this foundation that we will build a developed India. All surveys post demonetisation make it amply clear that approximately 75 per cent of the country’s population is with this decision. We have scored bigger success in the post demonetisation elections,” Shah said.