Go digital now, even beggar using swipe machine: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says this is ‘the last queue’ for people who were forced to wait for necessities in last 70 years by previous ‘rulers’
A person pays at a tea stall using Paytm app at Balurghat in South Dinajpur on Saturday. Pic/PTI
Moradabad (UP): PM Modi on Saturday referred to a WhatsApp video showing a beggar using a swipe machine to persuade people to shift to digital monetary transactions.
“I don’t know how far it is true but there is a video going viral on WhatsApp of a beggar being told by a man that though he wanted to help, he does not have change,” Modi told BJP’s Parivartan Rally. “The beggar asks him not to worry and takes out a swipe machine and asks for his debit card,” Modi said as the crowd burst into peals of laughter.
Attacking the Opposition he said, “There was a time when people would line up for buying oil and food. What I have done is start a queue to end all other queues. What can they (opponents) do to me? I am a fakir (hermit). I will pack my bags and leave.”
He added that he considered the public his leader and “I have no high command”.
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