Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation and called it a big scam.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation and called it a big scam. He said that the prime minister took money from common people and gave it to his “mitron” (crony capitalists). He said the intention of demonetisation was to help crony capitalists convert their black money into white money.
Questioning the purpose of demonetisation, Rahul Gandhi said that it hurt small businesses and economy, while it helped crony capitalists. There is no need for an apology from the prime minister over demonetisation, Rahul Gandhi claimed, as it was not a mistake but a well-planned move to take money from farmers and give it to crony capitalists.
“It was an attack on you. It was nothing less than a huge scam,” said Rahul Gandhi. He also counter-attacked the Narendra Modi government over Rafael deal and said that it was to help Anil Ambani. Unleashing attack on both Narendra Modi and Anil Ambani, the Congress president asked them to disclose the information of the Rafael deal.
On Wednesday, the annual report released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) showed that 99.3% of total demonetised notes came back to banks. This led to a political slugfest, with many, including former finance minister P Chidambaram, questioning its purpose. Moreover, the RBI annual data also showed that after demonetisation, the percentage of savings in cash has increased instead of going down.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defended demonetisation in a Facebook post. He said the purpose of the noteban was to make India a tax compliant society from non-tax compliant society.