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Give me 50 days to weed out ill-gotten wealth: Modi

Give me 50 days to weed out ill-gotten wealth: Modi

Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made an impassioned plea to the nation to give him just 50 days to weed out ill-gotten wealth in the country.

Speaking at a Goa government function near Panaji, he said his drive against corruption and black money, especially the de-monetisation, had put him in the cross hairs of those involved the illegal trade.

Modi also said that the de-monetisation drive was not the end of his campaign against corruption and black money and said that he was working on other projects to stop the malaise.

"I know what kind of powers I have taken on. I know the kind of people who will be against me now. I am looting what they had accumulated over 70 years," Modi said in his speech at the Shama Prasad Mukherjee indoor stadium in Bambolim village near Panaji.

"They will not leave me alive. They will destroy me. Let them do what they want. Fifty days help me. The country should just help me for 50 days," Modi added.

"This is not the end. This is not a full stop. I am openly saying, this is not a full stop.

"There are other projects in my mind to stop dishonesty and corruption in the country. These projects are coming.

"I am doing this for the poor, honest people for those who are working hard to survive. So that they can get their own home, their children get good education and so that their parents get care," Modi added.

Earlier, the Prime Minister digitally laid the foundation stone for a new greenfield airport at the Mopa plateau and an electronic city in Tuem, both in north Goa's Pernem sub district.

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