Hours after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that a lottery app was named by the Centre, which was an insult to backward classes, Union Minister Piyush Goyal has hit back, saying that the BHIM app is for digital payments and has nothing to do with lottery.
Stressing that the app will strenthen digital payments in country, he added that the state chief minister was so much engrossed with lotteries, chit fund and prizes that she couldn’t think beyond lotteries.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ‘BHIM’ or ‘Bharat Interface for Money’ app to ease digital payments for citizens. The Aadhar-based app, would allow people to transact even with their fingerprints when it becomes fully functional, he said.
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