FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, Nov 8: Launching a scathing attack on Opposition Congress, union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday alleged that the party which is ‘synonymous to corruption’ has looted the country since independence without thinking for the people. Addressing a programme at Ganga Market here to mark the first anniversary of demonetization policy of the Modi government, the junior Home Minister said, “The tradition of the Congress since 1947 was to win election through money power and after getting elected the leaders use to loot public money.”
“The demonetization policy of Prime Minister rendra Modi has put a halt in corruption and the Congress leaders are spending sleepless nights since November 8 last year for the black money they posses,” Rijiju said. He said, the demonetization policy of the NDA would be remembered in the history of Indian economy and the country has moved on to a much cleaner, transparent and honest fincial system.
Modi had on November 8 last year announced the demonetization of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes to combat corruption, black money, terrorism and fake currency.
Criticizing the Congress for observing the day as ‘Black Day’, Rijiju said that the party was nervous post demonetization and making dramas out of no issues. “The NDA government will spare no body engaged in corruption and soon there will be lot of action against them,” the Minister said.
Rijiju said, during the Congress regime in the country, there was no coordition between the government and the people. But after NDA came to power, Modi reduced the gap to large extent. Referring to Aruchal Pradesh, Rijiju asserted that whatever works could not be done in the last 71 years in the State, the BJP government would do.
“As a representative from Aruchal I am in Delhi to raise your problems. No need to take tension till I am there and all your problems will be resolved,” he emphatically said and assured that Tali in Kurung Kumey district of the state would be connected by road within 2019. State BJP President Tapir Gao speaking on the occasion said that Modi took the decision of demonetization in the interest of the country and the people.