Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday and challenged the Pm 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 today, 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.
PM Modi then spoke about the ones missing their rights under the Indian constitution and said that over the years people have forgotten their duties but remember their rights. Speaking of the opposition, he said that it was important to get connected to the spirit of the constitution and not just be aware of the various articles in it. PM Modi, meanwhile has been absent from the parliament since the demonetisation announcement on November 8, which has caused an uproar in both the houses as the opposition has demanded a discussion with him.