Go digital and become soldiers against corruption, black money: PM Modi

Posted March 29, 2017

Asking people to take the fight against black money and graft to the next level, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged India to use less cash and continue to support the movement towards digital payments.

During his weekend broadcast, and while expressing gratitude to the people, Mr Modi said that over the past few months the country had witnessed an atmosphere in which people in large numbers had participated in the digital payment, "Digidhan" movement. New India manifests the strength and skills of 125 crore Indians, who will create a "bhavya and divya" Bharat. New India is the clarion call of 125 crore countrymen.

The 30th edition is Prime Minister Modi's first radio programme after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received a thumping majority in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and managed to form coalition governments in Goa and Manipur.

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'There has also been an increase in curiosity about cashless transactions.

In Mann ki Baat, his monthly radio address, the Prime Minister has spoken on a range of issues, including corruption, economy, farmers' rights and drug addiction.

Modi, who earlier dubbed the March 11 assembly results in five states as the foundation for a "New India", called upon citizens to be more responsible and contribute in their own ways towards realizing the dream of a transformed India by 2022 - the 75th year of independence.

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He assured India's commitment as a strong partner of Bangladesh and asserted the two nations will work shoulder to shoulder in ensuring peace, security and progress. He also paid rich tributes to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, freedom fighters and martyrs.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorted his fellow citizens to embrace digital transactions so that the full-year target of 2,500 crore payments could be reached in half that time. "The Champaran Satyagraha showed us how special Mahatma Gandhi was and how unique his personality was", added Modi. Modi also talked about wastage of food saying it is unfortunate and an injustice to the poor. Let me know how to make third International Day of Yoga more memorable.Working women are to be given maternity leave of 26 weeks.

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