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‘Shocked’ Rahul Gandhi attacks ‘Fair and Lovely’ black money scheme in Arun Jaitley’s Budget 2016

Thu March 03 2016, 7:12 am
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    In a scathing attack on the NDA government's black money proposal Rahul Gandhi termed it as a 'Fair and Lovely Yojana' by Narendra Modi government to convert black money into white money - the scheme was presented by Arun Jaitley in Budget 2016 in Parliament. "I was shocked to see Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launching such scheme," Rahul Gandhi added. Rahul Gandhi speech caused an uproar in the house as treasury benches protested loudly. Gandhi was participating on the discussion on the motion of thanks to the President on his address to the joint sitting of parliament's two houses, marking the beginning of the budget session. (Express Photo)

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    Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi said: "Nobody who has black money will be jailed under Narendra Modi's 'Fair and Lovely' scheme. All those who have black money can make it white under this scheme." Opposition members, especially Congress members, applauded each and every comment by Rahul Gandhi. (Express Photo)

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    "Why were you silent, Modi ji, when journalists, teachers and students were beaten," he said. Gandhi slammed the prime minister for his silence over the violence done with students and media persons at a Delhi court. On the ongoing Jawaharlal Nehru University row, Gandhi said: "I had heard (JNUSU president) Kanhaiya's whole speech, not a word in his speech was anti-national." He said the government could not "crush the JNU" or the "poor people of the country". (PTI)

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    Rahul Gandhi also raked up the issue of suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula and said the prime minister neither called up his mother nor did he speak on the issue. (Express Photo)

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