This Article is From Nov 14, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Addresses Mega Rally in UP's Ghazipur: Highlights

My decision of currency ban is little harsh, but it will benefit our country, PM Modi said at the rally.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off Shabd Bhedi Express between Ghazipur and Kolkata. He also addressed 'Parivartan' rally in Ghazipur where he spoke about the big currency ban.

Here are the highlights of his speech:
  • It is my great fortune that I have got another chance to get your blessings.
  • In 2014, I had requested you to trust me.
  • Today is the birth anniversary of Pandit Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India.
  • Uttar Pradesh has given many prime ministers to this country.
  • Vishwanath (Pratap Singh), another PM from UP, had once spoken in Parliament. In his 1962 speech, when he was parliamentarian from Ghazipur, he spoke about the poverty in Purvanchal.
  • I have come here on 14th November deliberately, to expose those who did not work towards fulfilling what Pandit Nehru had wanted to do
  • No one can pay such a tribute to Pandit Ji.
  • There is no dearth of money in India, but we don't know where this money is kept.
  • If I am banning Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes, am I not doing the job that you have given me?
  • Now, the dishonest have nowhere to go.
  • There are always difficulties when you do something different but the intentions have to be right.
  • But there are some political parties that are worried over this (currency ban)
  • What will now happen to those garlands full of currency notes. And all the money belongs to the people of India
  • I had to stop corruption. I can't go and check every house. So I changed all the notes into just worthless piece of paper.
  • I am really pained by the inconvenience & that is why I am working tirelessly to help people overcome this
  • Congress turned this nation into a jail for 19 months.
  • The black money is being used to target our nation. Shouldn't we stop this business of fake currency to strengthen our country? 
  • There are some who are instigating housewives. I want to assure all of you that your hard-earned money is safe with the banks. In fact you will get interest on this. The Income Tax department will not ask you about your savings of 2.5 lakhs.
  • I will never let anyone loot the money that belongs to the poor of India.
  • Have you ever heard that people are throwing currency notes in the Ganga. I must warn those people, their sins won't be washed away with all this.
  • Yes, those against me are strong people. But, I will not be scared of them. I will not leave the path of truth and integrity
  • I am saying again just give me 50 days. The bank staff is working for 18 hours a day.
  • This is 'mahayagya', this is the festival of honesty. I seek your blessings (for success of currency ban).