Committed to rooting out corruption, says Modi

New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government was “unwavering” in its efforts to create an India that is corruption free, comments that came against the backdrop of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes.

He also expressed happiness over the enthusiasm and the patience shown by people to bear “limited inconvenience for a greater good”.

“I assure you the Government is unwavering in its effort to create an India that is corruption free and fruits of development touch every citizen,” Modi, who is on a three-day visit to Japan from today, tweeted.

In a surprise decision, Modi had on Tuesday night announced withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes from circulation in a bid to flush out black money.

“So happy to learn that citizens are expressing their gratitude to bankers and getting notes exchanged in a very patient & orderly manner,” the Prime Minister said.

“It is also heartening to learn that people are actively volunteering to help senior citizens withdraw money and exchange their currency. Such warmth, enthusiasm and the patience to bear limited inconvenience for a greater good is indeed very heartening,” Modi further tweeted.