PM Modi urges nation to embrace digital economy

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged the nation to embrace digital payment methods to ensure that corruption and black money is rooted out of the country.

Briefing the media about Prime Minister Modi’s assertion at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentary party meeting, Union Parliamentary Affairs Ministers Ananth Kumar said, “The Prime Minister appealed to the people of India that digital economy should be a way of life, it will be transparent and effective. The Prime Minister has said today is ‘Bangla Vimochan Diwas’. The opposition had not demanded proof then but now it demands proof.”

Quoting Prime Minister Modi, Kumar said earlier the government used to commit scams and the opposition used to oppose it, but the incumbent NDA regime has now started a mission to eradicate black money and the opposition is opposing it.

“We discussed the previous government’s inability to create an SIT for black money. The Prime Minister said today, when we have started a movement to tackle black money, the opposition is creating hurdles. For the Congress, the party’s interest is above the nation,” he added.

The Winter Session of Parliament, which began on November 16, is headed for a whitewash as the opposition and government continue to lock horns over the November 8 demonetisation move.

Both sides have been claiming that it’s the other side which is not allowing a debate in the Parliament.

Meanwhile, a delegation of Congress leaders gave a memorandum to Prime Minister Modi to demand relief for debt-ridden farmers.