Govt saved Rs 90,000 cr by weeding out bogus beneficiaries

Lauding the efforts of his government in curbing corruption, prime minister stressed that the government has saved Rs 90,000 crore by filtering 60 million 

“In the last four years, we have cancelled around 60 million fake ration cards, gas connections, student scholarships and old age pensions. We plugged this leakage, saving crores of money. My pro-poor decisions have enraged people who used to loot public money. They have now been deprived of the opportunities to plunder public money,” Modi said at a public rally at Bolangir, a town in Odisha’s western belt.

The count of 60 million exceeded Odisha’s population, Modi said.

He said, 100 per cent of ration cards are already digitised and every eight out of 10 ration cards have been seeded with Aadhar card.

Take a dig at the coalition of the Opposition parties, prime minister pointed out that false allegations against Modi are being leveled, conspiracies are being hatched and they have gathered together to remove Modi. He vowed to punish all the alleged plunderers.