Take fight against blackmoney, graft to next level: PM Modi

In his first Mann ki Baat radio address since the electoral triumph, Modi identified traffic rules and fuel consumption as areas where people could contribute to the "new India".

"My dear countrymen, we must take our fight against black money and corruption to the next level". There has been increase in curiosity about cashless transactions. "People have rejected corruption & black money".

The "new India" theme is expected to dominate the agenda of the government in its remaining two years, ahead of the 2019 election. New India is the clarion call of 125 crore countrymen, he said.

Modi in his national radio address "Mann Ki Baat" wished prosperity for the neighbouring country, recalling the common memories of Rabindranath Tagore shared by both India and Bangladesh. "The poorest of the poor are making an attempt to learn and people are gradually moving towards doing businesses without cash", he said. He said there has been a surge in various modes of digital payment after demonetisation and over one and half crore people have downloaded BHIM app.

Modi said that wastage of food is unfortunate.

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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to visit India during from April 7-10.

Conveying his heartfelt greetings to the people of Bangladesh on the country's Independence Day yesterday, the Indian PM said the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971 was a historic war against injustice, which was fought under the leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and led to the unprecedented victory of the people of Bangladesh.

"The Prime Minister also added that the nation will be marking 100th year of the Champaran Satyagraha, one of Gandhi's first movements in India". 125 Crore Indians want to make new India, a great India. "He said that Gayatri, has a lot of anger in her towards this pollution, and every citizen should have the same anger towards pollution, then only can the nation achieve cleanliness", Gayatri told ANI.

People of India are getting angry as far as dirt and filth is concerned and this is a welcome sign. He also invited suggestions for the upcoming 3rd World Yoga Day.

  • Myrtle Hill