Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the rally in Jhabua
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the rally in Jhabua

PM in Jhabua: 'Bitter medicine' of demonetisation used to 'treat' corruption

ANI | Updated: Nov 20, 2018 14:13 IST

Jhabua (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Nov 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that he used the 'bitter medicine' of demonetisation to bring black money into banking system, adding that the Congress party established deep-rooted corrupt systems in the country, which are now being effectively removed by the efforts of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Addressing an election rally here, the Prime Minister said, "Corruption had ruined the nation when Congress was in power. To tackle it, we are constantly making efforts and impact is clearly visible. Through technology, we are bringing transparency in the entire system."
"Remember the time when Congress was in power here in Madhya Pradesh, what was the condition of people? Madhya Pradesh does not deserve a government which never thinks about the state's welfare," Prime Minister Modi added.
With the November 28 assembly date inching closer, campaign rallies, characterised by political mud-slinging in efforts to undermine the other, has been at its peak between the incumbent BJP and the opposition Congress.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has held the position since 2005 and is eyeing to secure his fourth consecutive term, is contesting from Budhni constituency, which has become his bastion since he was first elected to the state assembly from the seat in 1990.
The Congress, which has been out of power in the state since 2004, has fielded Arun Yadav to challenge the three-time chief minister's dominance. The party is hoping for a positive result in the state, where a feeling of anti-incumbency has been creeping among the voters, ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha elections next year.
Results for the state assembly elections will be declared on December 11. (ANI)