BJP committed to give quality life to poor: PM Narendra Modi
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that his government was committed towards betterment of life of poor and the demonetisation move was a long time measure taken to eradicate corruption and black money.
"Our commitment is to change quality of life of poor. Demonetisation part of long term measures against corruption, black money," said PM Modi while addressing two-day National Executive meet of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here.
Describing corruption as a social evil, he claimed that it was a major obstacle in development of the country.
"Corruption a big social evil and unregulated currency flow a huge impediment in eradicating graft," he said. He also appealed the party workers to use their 'organisational strength' to win the poor over, saying, "Serving people amounts to serving God."
Emphasising on bringing transparency in political funding, PM Narendra Modi said BJP fully support the idea and added, "For us poor and poverty are not about winning elections but it's an opportunity to serve."
PM Modi was given a standing ovation by the BJP members for the "unprecedented" cross-border surgical strikes and success of the demonetisation.
Earlier on Friday, BJP President Amit Shah had poured praises over the prime minister for India's stance after the Uri attack.
"Because of the leadership and will power of the Prime Minister, for the first time in independent India, we gave a befitting reply by entering the enemy's own home… this one decision changed the way the world looks at India," said Shah.