Congress President Rahul Gandhi in his election campaign in the state of Karnataka made a comment on demonetisation today. Rahul Gandhi said that the demonetisation or ‘notebandi’ move announced by PM Narendra Modi was the idea of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and not the finance ministry. Gandhi said, “Do you know from where the idea of notebandi came from? It was not the RBI, not Arun Jaitley, it was not an officer in the Finance Ministry. It was a particular ideologue of the RSS. The RSS presses an idea into Prime Minister’s mind & PM launches that idea.”
On November 8, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes.The move was aimed to put brakes on the black money floating in the Indian economy.
Earlier today, Rahul Gandhi said, “BJP wants to capture every institution. RSS is trying very hard to have their people in every institution. You may have heard what Mohan Bhagwat Ji has said.” Rahul Gandhi visited the Anubhava Mantapa, Basavakalyan in Bidar Karnataka. Before Gandhi entered the Anubhava Mantapa, he said, “Mohan Bhagwat ji has insulted the sacrifices of our jawans. He should apologise for his remark.”
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On the concept of GST, Rahul Gandhi said, “We had the idea of having one tax earlier and we had decided to put those large number of items that are used by poor people and the common man outside our version of GST. Cap the single tax at 18 per cent. That was our GST,” he said. Rahul Gandhi today ended his four-day campaign in north Karnataka.