Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

Salient Points of PM Narendra Modi’s reply to ‘Motion of Thanks’ to the President’s address, in Rajya Sabha on 08 Feb, 2017

  • Several members have shared their views and there was considerable discussion on demonetization
  • The fight against corruption and black money is not a political fight. It is not to single out any particular party
  • Corruption has adversely impacted the aspirations of the poor and the middle class
  • We will have to be tough on those who are cheating the system. When we do that, the hands of the poor will be strengthened
  • About 700 Maoists surrendered after demonetisation and this number is increasing. Shouldn’t this make us happy
  • There is a horizontal divide- on one side are the people of India & Government and on the other side are a group of political leaders
  • Today India is working to correct the wrongs that entered our society
  • There was so much said about what is wrong with the nation…perhaps they were giving a report card of their own record
  • Attacks on the party I belong to, our government, on me are understandable but why was the RBI dragged into this. It was not required
  • Let us keep institutions above politics
  • I was surprised that people made fun of the Swachh Bharat Mission also
  • I want to congratulate the media, they have furthered the message of Swachh Bharat and created so much awareness
  • Sanitation coverage in the rural areas has increased