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Aadhaar has added strength to India’s development: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he can sense a ‘feeling of hatred’ among people against corruption.

india Updated: Jan 28, 2018 16:36 IST
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects the guard of honour at the NCC Rally in New Delhi on Sunday. (PTI Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday Aadhaar has lent “great strength” to the country’s development and benefits that were earlier going into the wrong hands are reaching the intended beneficiaries.

“Aadhaar has added great strength to India’s development,” Modi said at the 70th foundation day of the National Cadet Corps (NCC).

The Prime Minister decried the practice earlier prevalent where such benefits would be funnelled in the name of any non-existing entity, exploiting the loopholes in the system.

“Such things will not be possible now,” he said.

The Prime Minister said he can sense a “feeling of hatred” among people against corruption.

“Earlier people believed nothing happens to the rich and powerful. But things are different today. Three persons who were formerly chief ministers are languishing in jail for their corruption,” he said.

Urging the youth to act against corruption, Modi asked them to take a vow to limit the use of cash to buy things and instead use BHIM App or other modes of digital transactions. “This is a step towards transparency and accountability,” he added.

First Published: Jan 28, 2018 16:36 IST