Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that his government has saved over Rs.36,000 crore leakages in its campaign against corruption.
“In our campaign to stop corruption, our government has saved over Rs. 36,000 crore leakages. About one crore, 62 lakh ration cards have been recovered,” said Modi at India Gate while giving accounts of his government's performance in the past two years. “In Haryana, around six lakh fake ration cards were recovered,” he added.
Modi further said: “Corruption has eaten away our country like termites. Those who looted our nation are not happy with our government.” “People ask me 'Modiji you do such good work, then why are you criticised?',” he said, adding what will people who get affected due to the steps taken by the government to stop corruption do except criticise.
“No one can disagree that previous government was infected with corruption, but after we came to power we stressed on eradicating corruption,” he added. On cooking gas connections, Modi said: “In the next three years we will bring LPG connections to five crore people.”