Highlights & Full Speech Of Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat- December 2016

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Mann Ki Baat- By Narendra Modi
Mann Ki Baat- By Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked people for enduring the “pain” caused by the government’s November 8 decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes that has caused an unprecedented cash crunch across the country since.

“I congratulate people for not only enduring pain but also for giving appropriate answers to those who were trying to mislead them,” Modi said in his monthly radio address to the nation ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

The 27th edition of Modi’s monthly address is the last this year. It comes against the backdrop of the Opposition’s criticism of the government’s decision to recall high-value bankotes and an unproductive winter session that saw protests over the subsequent cash crunch.

In his previous ‘Mann ki Baat’ on November 27, Modi had thanked citizens and banks across the nation for accepting demonetisation and urged people to embrace digital banking to tide over the currency crunch. Modi had also spoken on the Kashmir unrest and hailed the valour of the Indian Army.

Here are the highlights:

  • I wish you all a merry Christmas. This is a day of service and compassion: PM
  • December 25 is also the birth date of late freedom fighter-educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya
  • Malviya gave new directions to the modern education in India. He was a fine example of resolution and self-confidence
  • Today is also the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • We cannot forget the contributions of Atal ji.
  • There is tremendous curiocoty about what is cashless
  • This country will never forget his contribution to the nation
  • Government has launched 2 schemes today, for consumer the scheme is called ‘Lucky Grahak Yojana’ and for small traders ‘Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana’
  • Awareness towards online payments and using technology for economic transactions is increasing
  • This scheme will last for 100 days (from Sunday). As such lakhs of people will get crores of rupee
  • Award schemes have been launched to encourage shift to cashless
  • There has been 200-300% growth in cashless transactions after November 8
  • On the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti — April 14 2017 — we will be conducting a bumper draw in which the winning price will be in crores
  • We should be at the forefront of using digital means to make payments and transactions
  • Like last month, many suggestions, inputs and comments were based on the decision on our fight against corruption and black money
  • People have written to me in detail about the difficulties faced by people following notes ban
  • There are some who have given suggestions on measures taken by them after demonetisation
  • Many are writing that the fight against corruption has to continue
  • Attempts are being made to spread rumours; some people claimed that even Rs. 100, Ra 10 rupee notes will also be scrapped
  • I salute people for unmasking those spreading rumours
  • Based on the feedback and response of citizens, we are changing rules for convenience of people
  • Some people have spread rumours that political parties were informed before demonetisation.
  • Law is equal for all. Be it any individual or any political party
  • Black money hoarders are being nabbed across the country
  • Our youths have made significant progress in start ups, to make India a world leader in technology
  • India rose in the World Economy in the past few days.
    India saw a gradual increase in the Doing Business Report of World Bank
  • India ranked 32nd in the Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum
  • There was an all round fury around what happened during Parliament session
  • Our sportsmen and sportswomen have made us proud
  • Performance of Indian cricket team has been phenomenal this year, congratulate the team for beating England 4-0
  • Our sportsmen and sportswomen have made us proud
  • After 15 years our Junior Hockey has won the world cup, I congratulate all the young players
  • May 2017 be a fulfilling year for everyone. I wish all citizens a very Happy New Year

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