Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on New Year's eve, 50 days after the demonetisation move. Here are the top quotes from his speech:
Fight against blackmoney and corruption should not be stopped.
Demonetisation has caused deep infliction on blackmoney, terror, human traffickers and counterfeit currency
Law will do its job on illegal wealth holders but government's priority is that honest get protection & their difficulties are reduced
Only 24 lakh people have declared their income of being over Rs 10 lakh
I urge banks to take initiatives and launch schemes keeping in mind the poor and the middle class people
Bank employees and authorities along with people have done exemplary work. Yes, there have been reports of a few indulging in corruption, these people won't be spared.
All concerned directed to restore normalcy in banking system, particularly in rural & far flung areas, to end difficulties of people
Citizens have proved that for them truth & honesty are important despite inconveniences post demonetisation
The way people have showed exemplary courage & patience, leaders like Ram Manohar Lohia,Lal Bahadur Shastri would have been proud of them.
India has become a witness to a Shuddhikaran or purification drive
The problems which the people have faced for the betterment of the country is an example in itself
After Diwali, our country took an important decision to curb black money which will have long term benefits
I pray to my countrymen that they should give this great team led by this man Mr.Modi another 5 years to undo all the mistakes of past 70 years. And I pray to god to give this wisdom to my countrymen.
Appreciate Modiji''s efforts to build India which has been deeply destroyed due to long Khangress rule
Kumar Sambhav Pandey
Speech khatam.. ab Bhartiya Janata party karegi.. :)...We are proud of you Modi ji.