On 13 November, while attending a programme in Goa, where he laid the foundation stone of Mopa greenfiled airport in Goa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about his resolve to eradicate corruption from the nation.
The Prime Minister, who was speaking for the first time on demonetisation after announcing the decision on November 8, also used the occasion to hit back at those questioning his bold and effective step to combat corruption and menace of black money.
"I also want to talk about something else in Goa... on 8th November many people of India slept peacefully and a few are sleepless even now. We took a key step to help the honest citizens of India to defeat the menace of black money" he said.
This is an important step towards eradicating corruption and black money but some people are lost in their own world. If any money that was looted in India and has left Indian shores, it is our duty to find out about it," he added.
Silencing his critics, the Prime Minister said that his decision was not a display of arrogance but aimed at fulfilling the commitments made to the nation.
"I was not born for sit on a chair of high office. Whatever I had, my family, my home... I left it for the nation," Prime Minister Modi said.
"Yes I also feel the pain. These steps taken were not a display of arrogance. I have seen poverty and understand the problems of the people," he added.