Modi vows to bring black money back


Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a BJP rally in Borivali of Mumbai on Oct.12, 2014. (Photo: Sandeep Mahankal/IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi  promised that he will get back “every paisa” of black money stashed abroad.

In his “Mann ki Baat” radio address, the prime minister said that the people of the country should have faith in him and his assurance on this matter.

“I want to tell the people that please have faith in this pradhan sevak (prime servant) of yours…that this is an article of faith that every paisa that has gone will come back,” he said in his second “Mann ki Baat” radio address aired on All India Radio, Doordarshan and online.

Modi said there could be a difference in the path and procedure to bring back the black money, “but what I understand and what I know is that we are on the right path”.

He said that no one knows the exact figure of the amount stashed abroad, “and nor did the previous government…and everyone gives different figures”.

He said he does not want to get into figures. “This is the wealth of the poor and should be brought back and I want to assure you that there will be no let-up in my efforts. I just want your blessings,” he added.

Modi made his first “Man Ki Baat” radio address to the nation Oct 3.