Prime Minister Narendra Modi, referring to his ‘chai-wallah’ days, said on Monday that his justice is a little “karak” (strong) just like he used to make his tea.
Addressing a rally in Ghazipur, Modi said, “My justice is a little ‘karak’ (strong)” – referring to the demonetisation move to uproot corruption.
“And when I was small, people would tell me, ‘Make the chai a little karak’ (make the chai a little strong),” he said. Modi has said he used to sell chai at railway platforms when young.
Modi said the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency was to target those with unaccounted cash.
He said government officials would not question women till Rs 2.5 lakh deposited in banks post the demonetisation move, but those who have Rs 2.5 crore unaccounted wealth would not be spared.
“But I will not spare those with unaccounted Rs 2.5 crore cash, and those who have stashed money under the bed.”
Here are the highlights of PM Modi’s rally in Gahziabad:
Those involved in big scams, now have to stand in long queues to take out Rs 4000: PM Modi
What will now happen to those garlands full of currency notes: PM Modi
I am aware you are facing problems with 500 and 1000 rupee notes ceasing to be legal tender. I understand the inconvenience: PM Modi
The dishonest have nowhere to go now, says PM Modi on currency ban
I want to transform the lives of the farmers here. I am aware the vegetables grown here are very good: PM Modi
We have brought a very comprehensive crop insurance scheme for the farmers: PM Modi
The NDA government is for the poor, it is for the farmers and it is for rural India: PM Modi
This govt is for villages, poor & farmers. India has no dearth of money; problem is we don’t know where that money is hidden: PM Modi in Ghazipur
Will fulfill promises made my eight PMs from UP before me: PM Modi
Today on Pandit Nehru’s birthday, I pledge to reopen those files, which his party and family PMs never did: PM Modi
I have come here on 14th Nov deliberately, to expose those who did not work towards fulfilling what Pandit Nehru had wanted to do: PM Modi
It’s the decisive votes of UP that we have cracked down on black money holders because BJP govt was formed because of UP votes: PM Modi
PM Modi assured citizens after demonetization, says ‘your inconvenience won’t go in vain, move will support poor
Ghazipur’s leader in 1952 raised issue of region’s poverty to Nehru, leading to set up of Patel committee: PM Modi
I will complete incomplete work of Pandit Nehru, even as his family blames me: PM Modi
Nehru was first PM. Vishwanath was the LS member from Ghazipur and he spoke in Parliament at that time about Purvanchal’s poverty: PM Modi in UP
Pandit Nehru, your family members abuse me, your party abuses me but I am here to fulfil what was left incomplete from your time: PM Modi
I have come here on 14th November deliberately, to expose those who did not work towards fulfilling what Pandit Nehru had wanted to do: PM Modi
Who imagined the fertiliser plant in Gorakhpur will get a fresh lease of life…this Govt has done it. Poorvanchal has got AIIMS also: PM Modi
Underprivileged people are sleeping peacefully, the rich are roaming markets to buy sleeping pills: PM Modi on Black Money
I’m fortunate to be blessed by the people of Ghazipur twice in 2 years: PM Modi
More than 5,000 jawans have come from this great state: PM Modi
I had come to Ghazipur in May 2014, that time I had come to seek your support and you placed your faith in me: PM Modi
I salute this land which gave birth to Vir Abdul Hamid, who taught Pakistan a lesson in 1965 war: PM Modi