Criticising the Congress and other parties which are opposing demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the corrupt were upset while the poor were "enjoying a sound sleep" after his decision and urged people to bear some inconvenience to root out graft.

At BJP's Parivartan Yatra rally in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi defended the government's move to demonetise old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes by saying it his fight against the powerful in order to curb black money and fake currency.

Here are the key points from his speech:

Source: b'People standing outside an ATM | Source: PTI'

(With inputs from PTI)