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Will Narendra Modi succeed at least half-way in eradicating corruption and black money?
The action on corruption has been started. Whether it continues till the end or runs out of steam mid-way, only future will tell. However, this is the first ever daring and courageous decision taken after India's Independence.

Had this type of decision been taken by earlier prime ministers, this much of corruption, black money and fake currency would not have amassed. But none had the courage to take such a decision and only indulged in lecturing. Whether for good or bad, Prime Minister Modi has taken the decision and is also getting his share of criticism and even abuses from some quarters. Common people are supporting him and that's why the scheme is progressing, even though with some teething troubles.

The real picture of some politicians came out in the open only after demonetization. Before demonetization, every politician roared like a lion that black money should be finished. But now they say that they want the black money stashed in Swiss banks and not from within the country. Everybody knows that bringing back black money deposited in offshore banks is easier said than done but our great leaders cry about it only.

Although a few great economists of other countries are praising the courage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, some Indian economists are criticizing him. It is known to everybody that it is nothing but for criticism sake. Let us take the example of former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh's statement in the Rajya Sabha while starting the discussion on demonetization. He might have told the pros and cons of the decision taken by the Narendara Modi, but he categorically stated that it was a wrong decision.

The Congress in its ten years of UPA rule didn't take any wise decision on eradicating black money and instead supported the growth of such illegally-acquired money. Although Dr Manmohan Singh is a great economist, but he miserably failed to keep a check on black money. It could be due to Sonia Gandhi calling the shots in his government or for facilitating some of the UPA partners, but he could not move forward to put the economy of the country in order.

The people of India expected a lot from Dr Manmohan Singh as he was tagged as `a great economist' and thought that he would take some economic decisions to control black money and eradicate the fake currency freely flowing-in from Pakistan. The UPA government also maintained a soft approach towards Pakistan, assuming the neighbouring country as a friend. The Manmohan Singh-led UPA government also did not take any serious steps like surgical strikes to teach a lesson to Pakistan. Narendra Modi might fail or succeed in his attempts, but is at least trying his level best to put India in the first place. He is good in taking instant decisions whenever the need arises. At least the decision of demonetization has shown some impact on terrorism and extremism.

In distress, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal have shown their dissent, although they joined politics to reform the people and the country. People of the country know how Lalu Prasad Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav are? Even though in opposition, Nitish Kumar has praised Narendra Modi's decision. That shows his commitment towards the people and the country.

Some media houses are very much against demonetization. I don't understand what kind of problem they have? Particularly some Telugu channels are telecasting anti-demonetization stories to change the mindset of innocent people.

Let us see whether Narendra Modi succeeds or not?

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