PM's call: Grab benami deposits

PM's call: Grab benami deposits

Ms. Mayawati targeted Mr. Modi for calling himself a "fakir" (ascetic or hermit) during his address in Moradabad.

Moradabad, Dec. 3 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked Jan Dhan account holders not to return benami deposits and promised to jail such depositors as well as ensure the cash went to poor households.

Amid political slugfest across the party lines and noisy scenes in both houses of Parliament over demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi put up courageous face at an election in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad on Saturday.

The Congress termed "shocking and shameful" the Prime Minister's call to usurp the black money deposited in the Jan Dhan accounts. I will fix those who used to chant "money, money" earlier: PM. He said the decision had rattled those who hoarded large quantities of black money and the rich were now queuing up in front of the houses of the poor, pleading with them to get the wealth deposited in their Jan Dhan accounts.

For 70 years people have queued up for essential items. Replying to the opposition's charge that farmers have been hit hard by demonetisation and sowing has been affected, he said, "I especially want to thank farmers who despite all problems have not allowed sowing to be has rather gone up from last time".

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He said to eradicate poverty from the country, it has to be removed first from big states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra and West Bengal.

Modi was addressing BJP's Parivartan Yatra to mobilise public support ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. Is fighting corruption a crime? "They (opposition parties) are misleading people, creating an atmosphere of pessimism", he said. "Is it a fault to make a looted country accountable", PM Modi asked.

Talking tough, Modi said corruption will not go on its own and has to be wiped out.

Modi emphasised that he won't let the hardships of the people go waste and urged them to start getting cashless and use their mobile phones as their wallets.

He rued that corruption has snatched rights of the poor and said, "Shouldn't I fight corruption?"

#You the people are my high command and no one else. But more than 1,000 villages in Moradabad don't even have access to electricity. The reason is that they have understood that the intention behind the move is good.

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