New Delhi, Nov 30: Reasserting that he is committed to take the war against corruption to its conclusion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he is ready to pay ‘political price’ for his decision. Speaking at an event in the national capital, PM Modi said steps taken by his government has started to show results. Demonetisation, Goods and Services Tax (GST) have hit the black money economy hard.
“There is a behaviour change in the country you can see today… the corrupt are afraid to deal in black money and there is a healthy and clean corporate culture. Going forward, organised corruption will come down by these steps. I may have to pay a political price for the path I have taken but I’m ready for it,” PM Modi said speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.
“Every where in the country, someone had to fight with the system day and night. I am trying and have committed that there will be irreversible change…ease of living will improve,” he added.
The PM underlined that “big transformations” do not come easily and a “hauling up of the entire system” was needed. (Also Read: India Most Corrupt Asian Country: Forbes)
The PM’s remarks have come at a time when the Congress has been relentlessly targeting the Modi government for note ban and GST which the main Opposition party claims have ruined the country’s economy. The Congress has used both the major economic reforms to attack the BJP government in the ongoing Gujarat Assembly elections campaigning.
During his election rallies in poll-bound Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi has repeatedly described the GST and ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’ imposed on the people by the Modi government.
Speaking at an election rally in Morbi, Gujarat, on Wednesday (November 29) PM Modi had lashed out at Congress vice-president’s description of GST as ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’, saying those who have looted the country could only invoke the name of dacoits.