New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the BJP Parliamentary meet. This meet was called to review the note ban that was announced on November 8.
The Prime Minister hit out at the Congress party for stalling the Parliament proceedings during Winter Session and attacked former PM Indira Gandhi for hypocrisy.
Briefing the media about what PM said in party’s Parliamentary meet, Union Minister Ananth Kumar said, “Prime Minister said that the earlier government in power used to get involved in scams but now the ruling government was working against the collection of black money.”
“PM ne kaha pehle satta paksh ghotale karta tha, aaj ke din satta paksh black money ko lekar kaam kar raha hai,” Union Minister Ananth Kumar.
PM said to his party leaders that for Congress, it is the party which is important to them than the nation.
Prime Minister appealed to the people of India that digital economy should be a way of life, it will be transparent and effective,” Ananth Kumar added.
The Prime Minister also referred to former bureaucrat Madhav Godbole’s book in which he has recorded how then Home Minister YB Chavan had recommended demonetisation to curb ill-gotten and hidden wealth.
“Godbole says in the book that Gandhi replied saying ‘are no more elections to be fought by the Congress’? Chavan got the message and the recommendation was (dropped),” Modi said.
“The opposition was angry because we hit their cash reseves. The Wanchoo committee had given recommendation of demonitisation to Indira Gandhi ji, but she snubbed the report and failed to implement it. Indira Gandhi had told YB Chavan that don’t you want to contest polls? This was Congress’ plank but they did not implement.” PM Modi added.
“We needed to do it in 1971. We have caused huge losses by not doing this since 1971,” Modi told BJP MPs, lashing out at the Congress for not taking effective measures to curb black money in the country.
Modi also hit out at Leftists for opposing the government’s November 8 demonetisation decision.
“The Communists have compromised their ideology by aligning with the Congress,” he sad and recalled how the late veteran Marxist Jyoti Basu had famously said that “Indira Gandhi survives on black money”.
“The government (of the Congress) is of the black money, by the black money and for the black money,” Modi said, referring to Basu’s remarks.