UP: Modi slams opposition, vows to weed out corruption

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Meerut, Feb 4: Asserting his resolve to weed out corruption, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the opposition and urged the Uttar Pradesh voters to boot out parties involved in graft. He also lashed out at leaders who promoted caste and vote bank politics.

Addressing a huge gathering at the 'Vijay Shankhnaad Rally' in Meerut, the Prime Minister made a strong pitch for demonetisation and urged people to bring a BJP government in power in Uttar Pradesh so that 'corruption and black money could be weeded out'.

"When I took the decision to demonetise high-value currency notes, I knew that people who have stashed black money will gang up and bay for my blood. But I knew the people of this country are behind me," he said as the audience cheered.

He asked the people to seek answers from the Congress on how come Rs 140 crore was found stashed at the residence of a Karnataka minister.

"I am not going to stop; neither will I bow to such forces. I am Modi... I will not rest until each and every penny looted from the people of this country is accounted for," he said.

Modi also took potshots at the Bahujan Samaj Party, saying that people who had sold tickets and stashed money in rooms had lost it all  due to note ban.

"I assure you that no matter who gangs up against me -- whatever alliances are formed -- no one can shake me from my resolve to make this country corruption-free" the Prime Minister said amid shouts of 'Modi Modi'.

IANS

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