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  1. Rahul Gandhi: Congress VP meets Ex PM Manmohan Singh, says PM Modi didn’t understand country’s pain

Rahul Gandhi: Congress VP meets Ex PM Manmohan Singh, says PM Modi didn’t understand country’s pain

Gandhi said that PM Narendra Modi's decision to celebrate the day shows that he has not understood pain and feelings of people.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: October 30, 2017 5:09 PM
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Addressing media ahead of the first demonetisation anniversary, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday termed November 8 a ‘sad day’ for India. He further said that  PM Narendra Modi’s decision to celebrate the day shows that he has not understood pain and feelings of people.

Here are the updates:

4.10 pm: Check out pictures of today’s meeting: All India Congress Committee general secretaries and state in-charges meet with Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.

4.00 pm: Watch Video | Congress VP Rahul Gandhi briefs the media on the demonetisation and GST shots fired on the economy. November 8 to be observed as Black Day.

3.48 pm: “The decision of demonetisation was an out-and-out disaster. The Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) is yet not able to understand the pain of the nation,” Rahul Gandhi said.

3.43 pm: ‘Gandhi  described demonetisation as an “out and out disaster” and said that GST was a “torpedo” which destroyed the economy.

3: 35 pm: “They are celebrating November 8, but they need to understand the trouble they caused to the common man…Note ban was like a torpedo,” the Congress VP added further.

3: 30 pm: “PM saying that November 8 will be celebrated conveys message that he has not understood pain and feelings of people,” Indian Express quoted Rahul Gandhi saying.

3: 25 pm: Describing demonetisation and GST as “two jolts” suffered by the economy, Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unable to comprehend the plight of the public.

3: 20 pm: Speaking to reporters outside the Congress headquarters in New Delhi, Rahul Gandhi said the party discussed the negative impact caused by demonetisation and GST on the economy.

3: 15 pm: According to Indian Express, a separate meeting on GST was also attended by former prime minister Manmohan Singh.

3: 05 pm: The meeting reportedly went for three hours with Congress general secretaries and state in-charges in attendance to chalk out plans for the first anniversary of demonetisation, which the party is observing as ‘Black Day’ across the country. A

3.00 pm:  PTI reports that Rahul Gandhi had chaired a meeting of party general secretaries to chalk out plans for the first note ban anniversary, being observed as ‘Black Day’ across the country, party leaders said.

1.41 pm: Rahul Gandhi says that it is said that PM has failed to understand the pain country’s poor has gone through.

1.40 pm: Rahul Gandhi said that a PM should understand the feelings of nation’s poor.

1.38 pm: “BJP has said that they will celebrate November 8 as anti-black money day. I don’t know what they will celebrate,” Rahul Gandhi said.

1.37 pm: Rahul Gandhi said that November 8 is a sad day for India and Indian Economy has suffered after that.

1.36 pm: Attacking PM, Rahul Gandhi said PM hasn’t accepted the reality of demonetisation’s disaster.

1.35 pm: Rahul Gandhi termed demonetisation and GST implementation as two torpedoes.

1.34 pm: Rahul Gandhi said that GST is good if it is implemented well.

1.33 pm: Rahul launched fresh attack on BJP and PM Modi.

1.30 pm: PM didn’t understand country’s pain: Rahul Gandhi

1.30 pm: The meeting between Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singh has started. The two top leaders are expected to address media shortly.

11.40 pm: Along with Rahul Gandhi’s meet today, Congress General secretaries are also scheduled to hold a meeting today.

11.30 am: Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to meet Ex PM Manmohan Singh at 12 noon over the GST issue in the national capital.

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