Corruption and black money have destroyed Indian democracy: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the fight against corruption and unaccounted money would continue. “Corruption and black money have destroyed Indian democracy, eating into it like a termite. But, due to your blessings, the fight against corruption and black money will continue,” Modi said at an event in Sahibganj.

During his interaction with some local youths, the Prime Minister said the new generation wanted to work with honesty and it was a good indication. Pointing out that it would be 75 years in 2022 since India got the Independence, Modi said if every person in the country took a step ahead in all these five years, then the country would move at least 1,250 million steps forward towards development.

Modi, who symbolically gave away a few smartphones to sakhi mandals (self-help groups) as part of the Raghubar Das government's decision to give 100,000 smartphones to SHGs, said he was surprised when he got the right answers from the villagers of remote areas about the usage of smart phones.

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