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Emotional PM Modi says demonetization just a 'beginning' in fight against black money

Updated: Nov 22, 2016 12:55 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 22 (ANI): Making an emotional address to Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) lawmakers here today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that the demonetization of high value currency is just a beginning of his government's deep and continuous struggle against black money.

Addressing the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, the Prime Minister said that the decision is in the interest of poor and middle class, adding that his government is dedicated to eradicate the evils of black money and corruption which have affected people in the last 70 years.

Following the meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar informed that the Prime Minister has described the demonetization move as a step for the security and welfare of the poor people.

Speaking in the meeting, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, the entire country is welcoming the decision and that the move will work as a catalyst to boost the digital economy.

"This is a historic decision. The entire nation is welcoming it. By stopping the 'normal' of last 70 years, Prime Minister Modi has created a new 'normal'," said Jaitley, while reiterating that the government is ready for discussion on the issue in Parliament.

The BJP Parliamentary Party also passed a unanimous resolution congratulating the Prime Minister for the demonetization.

Reading out the resolution, Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu said, the demonetization will hit the financial support to the terror outfits.

Meanwhile, the Parliament continued to witness tumultuous scenes as the opposition remained adamant on its demand for the Prime Minister's presence in the House. (ANI)