Ghazipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the corrupt were upset while the poor were "enjoying a sound sleep" after his demonetisation move.
At the same time, he urged people to bear some inconvenience to root out graft.
"After demonetisation, the poor are enjoying a sound sleep while rich are running from pillar to post to buy sleeping pills," PM Modi said in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.
Stating that he understood the inconvenience being faced by people due to demonetisation, he compared his action to a new whitewash which gives out pungent smell, but is necessary.
"My decision is a little harsh. When I was young, poor people used to ask for 'kadak' (strong) tea but it spoils the mood of rich," he said at BJP's parivartan yatra rally.
Watch how the people reacted when PM Modi asked whether corruption should be eradicated and if they were ready to bear a little inconvenience for it: (Courtesy - @narendramodi)
मैंने लोगों से पूछा, क्या भ्रष्टाचार खत्म होना चाहिए? क्या उसके लिए आप थोड़ा कष्ट झेलेंगे? जानिए लोगों ने क्या कहा... pic.twitter.com/eQhdASYKg6
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 14, 2016