BJP MP and BCCI chief Anurag Thakur on Friday hit back at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on his comments about the Prime Minister’s absence from the parliament. Speaking to reporters, outside the Lok Sabha, Thakur said that Rahul Gandhi’s own attendance in the house was a mere 40% as compared to all the other MPs, who stood at 90%. Thakur questioned Rahul Gandhi’s sincerity at the parliament and took a jibe at him saying this his lack of attendance only shows his seriousness.
Rahul Gandhi had earlier today attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi again and challenged him to come to the parliament for a debate. Speaking to reporters, Gandhi said that the PM has been laughing and crying about the matter. He further said that it would be interesting to see what emotions PM Modi displays when he arrives in the Parliament. He said that the matter would clarify itself once the Prime Minister come to the parliament and discusses the demonetisation scheme with the opposition leaders.
Earlier in the morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a book launch event in Delhi had said that those who criticised demonetisation were not sad that the government was unprepared but because they did not have time to prepare for it. Addressing reporters, the Prime Minister said that the common man of India had become a soldier against corruption and black money. He further stated that although everyone has the right to use their own money, with the changing world, the nation must move towards a cashless economy.