PM Narendra Modi’s First Interview on 50th Day of Demonetization
Today, on 50th day of demonetisation, PM Narendra Modi gave its first exclusive interview to India Today Magazine.
In the interview with Group Editorial Director of the magazine, Raj Chengappa, the PM Modi dismissed all criticism and talked about the impact of demonetization on Indian economy, government’s future action plan and how he sees Opposition’s protest against note ban.
Top Things that PM Narendra Modi Told India Today:
- Modi said that, I believe India is standing at a watershed moment, on the cusp of actualising its inherent potential as a developed nation and global leader.
- If you act with clarity and with the purest of motives, the results will be there for any to see. Whatever my critics may say, I seek no personal benefit from all this, only the greater good.
- This decision about demonetization is so huge that even our best economists remain confused in their calculations. India’s 1.25 billion citizens, however, have welcomed it wholeheartedly and supported it even in the face of great personal difficulties, intuitively understanding its impact and importance.
- The government tried its best to keep Parliament functioning. I was keen to speak in both the Houses. Yet, there was a concerted attempt by the Congress to derail the functioning of the Houses rather than have a proper debate.
- If one does an unbiased, objective evaluation of my government’s programmes and priorities over the past two and a half years, the one thing that will unambiguously emerge is the centrality of the poor, downtrodden and marginalised.