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Acknowledging Inconvenience caused to People, PM Narendra Modi says Demonetisation will End all Problems

Modi said corruption was at the root of all problems and that he was shocked that some people were criticising him for taking steps to fight it

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Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.(Representational image) Wikimedia

Muradnagar, December 3, 2016: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday acknowledged the inconvenience caused to people by demonetisation and said it was a move that would end all the problems, including poverty, corruption and black money in India.

He also warned those who were stashing their black money into the Jan Dhan accounts of the poor.

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Addressing a rally here, Modi said the November 8 decision to spike high value currency notes had rattled those who hoarded large quantities of black money and the rich were now queuing up in front of the houses of the poor and “honest are queuing up in front of banks”.

He said the inconveniences caused by demonetisation would ease in 50 days. “There will be hardships for now, but things are already improving. I salute citizens of the country,” he said, adding it was a queue that would put an end to all other queues in the country.

People, he said, were cribbing about long queues outside banks and ATMs and reminded “them there was a time when people would line up for buying oil and food”.

He took a dig at previous governments and said political parties in power in the past had worked only for themselves and for their near ones but not for the poor.

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“Has this country not been held back by corruption? Don’t we need to weed out this corruption? Will this corruption go away on its own?” he asked.

Modi said corruption was at the root of all problems and that he was shocked that some people were criticising him for taking steps to fight it.

“I am surprised that in my own country some people are accusing me. Is it a sin that those who were looting country were now being made accountable?”

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He said he had no vested interest. “I am a fakir (hermit). I will pack my bags and leave”.

The Prime Minister said poverty needed to be eradicated from big states if India was to progress.

“To eradicate poverty from the country, we first need to eradicate poverty from the bigger states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, West Bengal,” he said. (IANS)

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PM Modi Receives A Letter From Pamela Anderson To Promote Vegan Food

Anderson in her letter praised India's cuisine that made it the 'easiest place on earth' to be vegan.

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Anderson is a vegan, an advocate for animal rights, and an active member of the animal protection organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Baywatch icon and former Bigg Boss guest star Pamela Anderson on Friday wrote a letter on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to serve only vegan food at all government meetings and functions.

In this letter, she urges Modi to lead India’s fight against climate change by serving only delicious vegan (wholly plant-derived) food at all government meetings and functions. The animal rights group and the actor explained that raising animals for meat, eggs, and dairy causes nearly one-fifth of all human-induced greenhouse-gas emissions.

“With your country’s innovation and agricultural history, I’m sure that India-produced soy and other versatile foods can easily replace these damaging foods,” she writes. PETA Director urged Modi to adopt pro-vegan steps taken by other countries such as New Zealand, China and Germany.

“I appeal to you to show that India can equal or best them,” the 52-year-old actor added.

Modi  getting down from Air India Airplane.
Narendra Modi getting down from Air India Airplane.

Expressing concern over climate change she wrote, “My heart goes out to everyone affected by the severe air pollution plaguing Delhi. I worry about the residents as well as the animals who can’t wear face masks or stay indoors.”

She said that according to latest reports, 36 million Indians could face the threat of annual coastal flooding by 2050. The World Bank has predicted that at least 21 cities in India are approaching zero groundwater levels for next year and that 40 per cent of Indians may not have water to drink by 2030.

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Anderson in her letter praised India’s cuisine that made it the ‘easiest place on earth’ to be vegan. “India is the easiest place to be vegan… I still remember the beautiful colour of saffron rice and the alluring aroma of veggie biryani. India’s foods are so fantastic and varied that it’s the easiest place on earth to be vegan”, she added.

Last month, she had written to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking him to serve nutritious vegan meals in correctional facilities. (IANS)