Here's why PM Narendra Modi's speech on 13 November is going viral

Prime Minister speech on November 13 is going viral on social media. Find out why

Months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the government’s decision to demonetise old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, the Reserve Bank of India stated that 99 percent of the outlawed currency notes have returned back in the system. The Central Bank has stated in its annual report that Rs 15.28 lakh crore or 99% of Rs 15.44 lakh crore have found its way back into the system.

The report further stated that around 8.9 crore units of banned Rs 1000 noted had not returned into the system. Following the RBI report, agitated social media users and the members of the opposition trained their guns at the Narendra Modi led central government while terming demonetisation as a huge failure. Some of them have gone ahead and shared Prime Minister’s speech during demonetisation.

Apart from reminding PM Modi his own statement, social media users have come out to question whether all the pain undertaken by the people of the country during note ban was worth it.

While taking on rivals and promising to provide a “clean” country, teary-eyed Prime Minister had said, “Give 50 days, burn me alive if I’m wrong.”

“I have asked the country for just 50 days. If after December 30, there are shortcomings in my work or there are mistakes or a bad intention found in my work, I will be prepared for the punishment that the country decides for me,” Modi had said while defending the government’s decision.

Here’s how social media users are reacting:

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley slammed the opposition leaders for lashing out at the RBI report asserting that those who raise questions on demonetisation do not understand it. “Object of demonetisation was not confiscation of money. The object of demonetisation was that India is predominantly high cash economy therefore that scenario requires being significantly altered,” Jaitley said during a press conference.

While West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called demonetisation as a “big scam” and “flop show”, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi labelled it as a “colossal failure.”

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