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Demonetisation brought down prices of houses, made them affordable to youth, claims Narendra Modi

If previous governments had to do the work he has done, they would have needed 25 more years, says Prime Minister

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 30.01.19, 3:56 PM
  • Updated 30.01.19, 3:56 PM
  • a min read
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to school and college students in New Delhi on January 29. PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday credited his government's demonetisation decision for bringing down prices of houses and making them affordable for the aspiring youth.

He also said that if the previous governments had to do the work that he has done so far, they would have needed "25 more years" for it.

The Prime Minister was addressing a gathering after laying the foundation stone for extension of the new terminal at Surat airport in Gujarat.

"I was asked what has been the benefit of note ban decision. You should ask it to the youth, who could buy residential homes at affordable rates after the decision. Black money used to be parked in the real estate sector, but with decisions like note ban and RERA, we put a check to it," Modi said.

He lauded the civil aviation ministry's Udaan scheme for regional connectivity plan that makes flying affordable for the masses, saying it will boost development of the country's aviation sector.

The Prime Minister also said that during the last four years of NDA rule, his government constructed 1.30 crore houses while during the previous UPA rule, 25 lakh houses were built.

He also stated that for the last 30 years, the country had a "hung Parliament" because of which progress was affected. "But four years ago, people voted to give full majority after which the country is progressing rapidly," he said.