NEW DELHI: Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) yesterday confirmed that the PM Modi will deliver an address to the nation on 31st of December. His address to the nation on the last day of the year is going to be the second speech in 2 months. On 8th November he had addressed the nation at 8 pm and had made a historic announcement regarding bigger denominations’ notes. The entire nation had come to a standstill knowing that Rs 500 and 1000 notes will soon cease to be the legal tenders.
Prime Minister’s Man ki Baat
Though Prime Minister’s Man ki Baat has become more like a periodic speech, but this address to the nation, as per the speculation made in the media circle, may be Dhan ki Baat. The common people has suffered a lot due to the demonetization drive of the government and now all are waiting for some good news to come so that they can justify their pain in long queues for the last 50 days.
Prime Minister’s Address to Nation
The Prime Minister’s address to the nation has been announced at a time when the people in long queues ask only one question: is the pain worth the gain? And that gain varies based on the individual needs, requirements, jobs, etc. The housewives are for the lower rates of vegetables and the items of day-to-day use. Some women though agree that the prices of the vegetables have come down, but the prices need to go down further. The traders ask for tax exemptions and greater transparency, while the salaries class are for income tax rebate in their income.
Some crusaders want some announcements by the Prime Ministers on anonymous property. Some do also want crackdown on big diamond and gold traders. Some of them do also want to make political parties accountable for the donations that they get. Some want to make stringent law against those who operate through Hawala. If the sources are to be believed, Prime Minister may announce some reliefs to the common people, farmers as well as the small traders. He may speak at length about a post-demonetisation roadmap after thanking the people of his country for their patience and solidarity. Narendra Modi may reassure the nation through his speech that the demonetization decision is bearing fruit now and hence the people of his country can rest assure Acche din will come( good days will be a reality). There is also speculation that Prime Minister may extend the deadline to deposit the old currency notes.
Lucky Grahak Yojana
Today, at a meeting organized by the IT ministry, the PM may announce the winners of the Lucky Grahak Yojana, the scheme that was launched in December by his Government to promote digital payments in a quest to make India less reliable on cash and more on cashless transactions. The preparation was on the card to make Tihar Jail a digitally-enabled institution and Modi may declare it in a day or two.
Simmply put, the announcement made by Modi could focus on the effective measures to continue the crackdown on black money in order to ensure the rich “Dividend of Demonetization” to almost all the people of India.