Businessman and son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi, Robert Vadra on Thursday went on social networking site Facebook to criticise the demonetisation drive announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8.
Businessman and son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi, Robert Vadra on Thursday went on social networking site Facebook to criticise the demonetisation drive announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8. Vadra spoke about the hardships the common people have had to face during demonetisation and said that people were waiting for days and were battling severe cold to withdraw their hard earned money in the never ending queues outside banks and ATMs. He said that it had been more than one month with no change in the condition.
He further spoke about the people who have lost their lives owing to the note ban and cited the example of a girl committing suicide as she was not able to withdraw money to pay her college fees. A man died in the queue and nobody came forward to help, he added. He targetted the ever-changing narrative of the objective of the demonetisation drive by the Narendra Modi-led central government and said that first the people had been told that the move was needed to curb down black money, which then shifted to terrorism and now was to make India a cashless economy.
“Whichever it was, did so many people have to suffer so much, lose their livelihoods and even their lives to satisfy the imaginary objectives of one man’s ego?”, he asked. The Congress party has been constantly targeting the Prime Minister over the demonetisation drive. Earlier yesterday, the party Vice President Rahul Gandhi had claimed to have some personal information about PM Modi involved in corruption but alleged that he wasn’t being allowed to speak in the parliament. Gandhi had earlier said that if and when he spoke in the parliament, it would cause earthquakes.