Govt Committed To Rooting Out Corruption: PM Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: In his first comments after demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that his government was unwavering in its efforts to create an India that is free of corruption.

“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,” Prime Minister Modi, who is on a three-day visit to Japan, tweeted.

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

“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,” PM Modi further tweeted.