Mon, Feb 20, 2017 | updated 11:33 PM IST

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)

New Delhi [India], Feb 20 (ANI): The authorities of Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) on Monday carried out an inquiry into the breach of separation incident at Kolkata Airport which took place on December 11, 2016.

Full Story >>

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Monday announced that a special comprehensive plan will be put in place for the development of the Most Backward Classes (MBCs) in the state.

Full Story >>

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Coming down heavily upon Tamil Nadu speaker for giving decision in Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palanisamy's favour, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Monday said his party will bring a no confidence motion against the speaker in the state assembly.

Full Story >>

Yadgir, (Karnataka),[India] Feb. 20 (ANI): As many as eight people were killed after a collision between a tempo and a cement tanker took place on Monday in Karnataka's Yadgir.

Full Story >>

Kigali (Rwanda),[India] Feb. 20 (ANI): Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari today met Rwandan Senate President Bernard Makuza in Kigali and discussed ways to enhance bilateral ties.

Full Story >>

Kota, (Rajasthan),[India] Feb. 20 (ANI): A fire broke out at a petrol pump in Rajasthan's Kota while refuelling on Monday.

Full Story >>

Bengaluru, (Karnataka),[India] Feb. 20 (ANI): The parents of children studying in a private school in Bengaluru gathered around the school after they heard that a three-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by an employee.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 20 (ANI): A group of retired paramilitary forces officials held a protest at Jantar Mantar on Monday demanding grant of special pay, OROP and restoration of old pension scheme for lakhs of personnel.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 20 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on the complaint of Enforcement Directorate, on Monday registered a case against meat exporter Moin Qureshi and Three others.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 20 (ANI): Castigating Akhilesh Yadav for his 'gadha' remark against Gujarat BJP leaders, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is disturbed and hence is making such derogatory statements.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb.20 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday accused former finance minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karthi of holding 21 secret offshore bank accounts even as he requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention, citing no interference from the Finance Ministry.

Full Story >>

New Delhi, [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): With the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation approving the construction of 90,095 affordable houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu took at hands the Samajwadi Party-led Uttar Pradesh Government, saying the ruling dispensation in the state was not serious about the implementation of the scheme.

Full Story >>

New Delhi, [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Following alleged molestation of popular Malayalam actress in Ernakulam district of Kerala, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said that Kerala is no longer God's own country.

Full Story >>

Raebareli (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): Taking the level of political rivalry to a new height, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday appealed 'Sadi ke Mahanayak' (without actually naming Amitabh Bachchan) not to campaign for Gujarat 'donkeys.'

Full Story >>

New Delhi, [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): The 2007 agreement between India and Pakistan on reduction of risk of accidents relating to nuclear weapons has been extended for a period of five years.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] Feb. 20 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday sent a Red Corner Notice (RCN) to Interpol on the request of Delhi Police in defence consultant Sanjay Bhandari's case.

Full Story >>

Phoolpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb 20 (ANI): Coming down heavily on rival political parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that post three phases of assembly polls, it has become evident that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form government in Uttar Pradesh, adding that the Samajwadi Party, Congress and the Bahujan Samaj Party are now toiling hard to woo voters in order to save their respect.

Full Story >>

Banda (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb.20 (ANI): Instituting a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narenrda Modi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi claimed that the former 'lost his smile' after the Samajwadi Party sewed an alliance with the grand old party for the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 20 (ANI): The 2005 Delhi serial blasts mastermind Tariq Ahmed Dar was granted bail in a money laundering case on Monday.

Full Story >>