Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday broke down in public said that certain forces were up against him and he feared for his life.
Speaking for the first time since returning from Japan, Modi said, “I know the forces up against me, they may not let me live,they may ruin me because their loot of 70 years is in trouble, I am prepared.”
Modi had left India hours after making demonetisation announcement scrapping Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.
In what could be termed as insensitive comment, he also said that those involved in big scams were now being made to stand in queues to exchange Rs 4,000.
The prime minister later mocked people who had Rs 500 notes with them. In his inimitable style, Modi taunted those who had to grapple with immediate expenditure for weddings.
He had used similar jibed for ordinary citizens affected by the sudden ban on old currency while speaking in Japan.
Here are some of the headlines:
- Those involved in big scams now have to stand in queues to exchange Rs 4000
— ANI (@ANI) November 13, 2016
- I know the forces up against me, they may not let me live,they may ruin me because their loot of 70 years is in trouble, but am prepared
- Yes I also feel the pain. These steps taken were not a display of arrogance. I have seen poverty & understand people’s problems
- Jinko politics karni hai karein,jinka loot chuka hai wo rote aur aarop lagate rahein;lekin mere honest deshwasi sirf 50din saath chaliye
- Why do we have to put the future of our youths at stake? Those who want to do politics are free to do so
- If I commit any mistake, I am ready to face any punishment the country will give me
- Have more projects in mind to make India corruption-free; Cooperate with me for 50 days to ensure this
- Will expose corruption since Independence; If I have to employ 1 lakh youths for this, will do
(Inputs from ANI)