New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to the nation to embrace digital payment methods to ensure rooting out of corruption and black money for the country.
Briefing the media about PM Modi's speech at the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Ministers Ananth Kumar said that Prime Minister has said that a digital economy will be more effective and transparent and will provide that the rights of poor are protected and the middle class gets freedom from the twin bane of corruption and black money.
The Prime Minister also asked BJP MPs to go to their respective constituencies and spread the word on the benefits of a cash less economy and reasons that forced the government to go for a tough measure like demonetisation.
Quoting PM Modi, Kumar said, “Earlier the government used to commit scams and the opposition used to oppose it. Now the NDA has started a mission to eradicate black money and the Opposition is opposing it.”
“For the NDA, the nation is bigger than the party, but for the Congress, the party is always ahead of the nation,” the PM said.
The winter session of Parliament which began on November 16 is set to be washed away over Opposition's protests over government's November 8 demonetisation move. Today is the last day of the session.
Both sides have been claiming that it's the other side that is not allowing a debate in the Parliament.
Opposition to meet President Pranab Mukherjee
Opposition parties led by Congress will meet President Pranab Mukherjee at 12:30 PM today to apprise him of problems caused by demonetisation, and also on them "not being" allowed to speak in Parliament.
Opposition leaders will first assemble near the Gandhi statue in Parliamen and then proceed towards Raisina Hill.
The leaders have been asserting that they had every right to speak in Parliament and it was "unconstitutional" not to allow them to speak in both Houses.