New Delhi, Dec 31:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said thousands of people had written to him about the hardships they faced due to demonetisation but the November 8 decision proved that Indians wanted freedom from corruption.

“The corruption had made the people of the country to bow before of it without their will. And they wanted to come out of it,” Modi said in his address to the nation on the New Year’s eve.

Terming demonetisation as a “historic cleansing ritual”, Modi said people of the country had taken the biggest “shudhi yagna” after Diwali. (IANS)