PM Narendra Modi criticises opposition for bandh call, urges people to use e-wallet

27 November 2016, 04:56 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Image source: Getty)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Image source: Getty)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted opposition parties on Sunday for their ‘Bharat Bandh’ call against note ban. He alleged that these parties were organising the strike at a time when he is fighting to finish corruption and black money.

"I am stopping black money and corruption and some are giving call for Bharat Bandh," he said at BJP's 'Parivartan Yatra' rally at Kushinagar in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Without naming any opposition party, Modi said, "We are trying to curb corruption and they are organising 'Bharat Bandh'. Should there be 'Bharat Bandh' or should the route of corruption be blocked?"

Several opposition parties have given a call for 'Bharat Bandh' on Monday to protest against the Centre's demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.

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The Prime Minister said the decision on demonetisation was tough, "but (the) future will be bright".

Referring to the problems being faced by common man including villagers in withdrawing money, he advised them to take the e-wallet route.

"Era of wallet has gone, you can use your mobile phone as your bank branch with the same ease with which you take snaps and send them to friends," Modi said.


First Published: Sunday, November 27, 2016 04:43 PM
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