The senior-most Indian-origin minister Priti Patel has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the decision of demonetisation , saying that it was the perfect step to curb the black money . She told that the move sends a “strong message” to the whole world against illegitimate deals and trade.
UK’s international development minister said, “ Demonetization is a right step to tackle the root causes of corruption. Too much black money has been circulating in the world which funds terrorism and illegal trade. Prime Minister Modi should be commended for a strong message to the whole world that the era of illegal deals and trade is over”.
In the cabinet of Theresa May, British Prime Minister, Patel as a key member, has often spoken out in favour of Modi’s initiatives and the need for the UK to support his efforts .
She said before her most recent visit to India, “Prime Minister Modi’s vision for India has been phenomenal. He has transformed the reputation of India internationally in a very strong and bold way, showing that India is not just a rising country but it is dynamic, innovative and out there to attract the brightest and best when it comes to overseas businesses, skills and capacity building.”
She added, “We have always been clear about the strength of the relationship, I have said on numerous occasions that we stand shoulder to shoulder with India. We have so many natural ties and synergies”.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bold and brave step against black money and terror funding through demonetisation is widely accepted by the people of India, but the opposition party without any significant points had been criticising the move and stalling the parliament from functioning.
By Prakriti Neogi