The poor support my decision, the corrupt are sleepless: PM

| Updated on: Jan 15, 2018


Asserting that the poor in the country are supporting his demonetisation decision, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took on the Opposition parties, especially the Congress, saying it is the corrupt who are sleepless now.

“After demonetisation, the poor are enjoying a sound sleep, while the rich are running from pillar to post to buy sleeping pills,” Modi said at the BJP’s Parivartan Yatra here, as he continued to rally public support for his move.

Scoffing at the Opposition for blaming him for the problems being faced by the poor, the Prime Minister said he was better aware of the hardships being faced by commoners.

“You (Congress) issue statements. I feel the pulse of the poor,” he said.

Lashing out at Opposition, he said, “Some political parties are worried after demonitisation...they used to get huge garlands of notes...only option now is to put the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in the wastepaper basket.”

“Some people wear a smile on the face, they even say Modi ji you have done a good job. But they instigate their party workers to oppose my decision,” he said, without taking any names.

His apparent reference was to leaders of the BSP, SP and AAP, who have been critical of the move.

Modi said the action will affect very powerful people people but he is prepared to fight for the poor.

“I know I will face a lot of hardships as those having lots of cash are very powerful people but I have undertaken this fight for the poor,” the PM said.

Published on November 14, 2016
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