Moradabad: Backing his move of banning old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked why certain people were calling him a ‘wrong doer’ for fighting corruption.
“Shouldn’t I fight corruption? Is fighting corruption a crime? Why are some people calling me a wrong doer for fighting corruption,” Modi said addressing a rally here.
He also referred to allegations that certain people were asking ‘poor’ to submit their money in their accounts.
“These people who are dishonest can’t go to banks now so they are lining outside homes of poor and trying to mislead them,” he said.
The Centre on Nov 8 announced banning of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes.
At the rally, Prime Minister Modi said the development is a priority of his government.
He said BJP leaders serve the nation whenever they get a chance.
“Whenever and wherever BJP has got a chance to serve, our leaders have followed the path of development,” he said.
“You, the people are my high command,” he said addressing the gathering here.