Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Dec.3 : In a veiled attack on opposition parties, especially the Congress, which has been vocal against the government for forcing people to stand in queues post the demonetisation of Rs.
500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that earlier people were rotting away in queues because of the people who ruled for 60 years, but his decision has created a queue enough to end all other queues in the country.
"People had to stand in queues to buy sugar, to buy kerosene. They had to stand in queue to buy wheat. Thanks to those who ruled for 60 years, this country was rotting away in queues, but what I have done is that I have started a queue to end all queues," he said.
Addressing the people of Moradabad as his "high command", Prime Minister Modi said after his government scrapped old currency notes, the rich are queuing up outside poor people's house and asking for their help.
"The powerful, the honest are queuing outside banks, while the rich are secretly queuing up outside the houses of poor, requesting them to deposit their money in their Jan Dhan accounts.
Whoever's money you have put in your accounts, don't withdraw a penny. See how they will make rounds of your houses and plead with you they may even fall at your feet, but don't withdraw money.
Even if someone threatens you, say do not, or else I would write a letter to Modi," he said. He said that his government is making the hoarders of black money accountable "who have been plundering the country over the years." "I am surprised that in my own country a few people are accusing me, is it my fault that one is making people looting the country more accountable?, Shouldn't I fight corruption? Is fighting corruption a crime? Why are some people calling me a wrong doer for fighting corruption," he said.
"We don't have to only weed out black money, we not only have to force money out of the hands of the corrupt, but we have to make sure this problem does not come again," he added.
Pitching the development mantra in the poll bound Uttar Pradesh Prime Minister Modi said in order for states like UP, Bihar and Maharashtra to progress, poverty must be eradicated from the grass root level.
"If one has to eradicate poverty from the country, it is essential to develop big states like UP, Bihar, Maharashtra.
I have not fought from Uttar Pradesh only to become a MP but wanted to initiate a fight against poverty from this huge state," he said.
He also thanked the people of Uttar Pradesh for voting his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during the 2014 General Elections.