New Delhi, Dec 9: Union Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan on Friday said that standing in queues was not new for Indians but this time people stand in lines to make sure that India is corruption free.
Harsh Vardhan launched the Nukkad Natak campaign to educate people about mobile banking in central Delhi’s Chandni Chowk area. He said that “Standing in lines is not new for us Indians. We lined up for getting ration card, then ration. We lined up for getting cinema or cricket tickets, for getting a phone connection and then to pay its bill.”
“Today, we, the common people, are standing in lines to ensure a corruption-free India and a better future for our children,” the Minister said.
Vardhan’s comment come after a major cash crunch which has forced the people to stand in line outside banks and ATMs to withdraw their own money following the Narendra Modi government’s decision to demonetize the old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000.
“Although political parties and leaders talked of corruption, black money and misuse of subsidies for denial of rightful opportunities of development of poor, no one took any steps to curb these menaces,” the Minister said hitting out at the previous governments.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has today taken steps to fight for the poor. He is the first Prime Minister in whose eyes tears can be seen for the poor,” he said.
Harsh Vardhan narrated that Mobile App Banking can be used even with ordinary cell phones and he asserted traders and people that the life will be normalized by January as people are opting mobile banking frequently.