Fatehpur: Claiming that the ban of Rs. 500 and Rs. 100 notes would act as a blessing for the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said those who are opposed to demonetisation are actually hoarders of black money.
Addressing a rally as part of BJP’s ‘Parivartan Yatra’ in Uttar Pradesh ahead of Assembly elections, Mr Singh said the Opposition has been describing the government’s decision of ‘notebandi’ (demonetisation) as ‘nashbandi’ (sterilisation).
“Those who are saying it as ‘nashbandi’ are actually hoarders of black money. Those who indulge in corruption, their life blood have been cut,” he said in Fatehpur in Uttar Pradesh. The Home Minister said the decision of demonetisation was a bold decision and it was a fight against black money.
“It is also a fight against terrorism, it is a fight against extremism and this fight will continue,” he said. Mr Singh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that people should give 50 days to the government to end the problems being faced by the people due to the demonetisation.
“When we have to take a big decision, we have to take strong steps. The decision of demonetisation would act as a blessing for the country,” he said. The veteran BJP leader said the decision of demonetisation was supported by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Odisha Chief Minister Navin Patnaik too.
“We don’t do politics just to form the government but for welfare of the society and nation building,” he said.