It is a massive clean-up program ; the time for destruction of the dishonest has begun”, PM Modi roars from Mumbai

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi sent an extremely strong warning to those involved in possessing a huge amount of unaccounted cash, and trying to use various tricks to convert black money to white. He said that the government has changed and not a single person indulging in such act will be spared. Thanking the people of India for standing by the decision of demonetization, he said that the fight against black money will not stop till the country emerges victorious. I am confident that people of India will stand for the correct and will not be misled or intimidated by rumors being spread by those whose evil deeds since last 70 years have been exposed.

PM Modi said that he does not have any personal enemity with those indulging in such acts, but the amount that they have looted belongs to the poor and hence, every step will be taken to get the money back. Urging them to still declare the unaccounted wealth and return to the mainstream, PM said that every layer of corruption will now be exposed and no one will be spared if they try to act smart. He said that people thought that just by going to bank they can convert their black money to white, but the real game begins only from the banks.

Since last few days, a large number of high profile arrests have been made and Enforcement Directorate, Income Tax and other investigation agencies have recovered various key information which has helped in nabbing the big fishes. With Income Tax deptt, Enforcement Directorate and intelligence agencies all working in close coordination, a large number of arrests have been made. Most of them include people in possession with a huge amount of unaccounted cash in new denominations. Banks have been raided and many corrupt bank officials arrested. The layers of this are very deep and are opening day by day due to the proactive nature of intelligence and investigation agencies.

He was in Mumbai for laying the foundation stone of various mega developmental projects such as Mumbai Metro, Elevated rail corridor project and Mumbai trans-harbor link (MTHL), worth Rs 1,06,000 crore. PM Modi also laid the foundation stone of the statue of Shivaji , which will come on a rock in the Arabian Sea at a cost of Rs 3600 crore and will be taller than New York’s statue of liberty once completed.

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Kshitij Mohan