Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that his government will carry on with the fight against black money, targetting those who held benami properties in the country.
He was speaking about the demonetisation of high-denomination bank notes at a function organised by the Goa government.
He added that he was voted by the people of the country to fight corruption, adding that he left his family and home for the nation.
“On November 8, many people of India slept peacefully and a few are sleepless even now. We took a key step to help the honest citizen of India defeat the menace of black money. The people have chosen a government and they expect so much from it. In 2014, so many people voted to free the nation from corruption”, PM said at the function.
“I was not born to sit on a chair of high office. Whatever I had, my family, my home… I left it for the nation
It was important for us to make changes in our foreign policies”, he added.
He even stressed on the fact that for the first time more than ₹67,000 crore black money was deposited. “First time ₹67,000 crore black money deposited under amnesty scheme; total of ₹1,25,000 crore has been deposited in government exchequer”, he said.