New Delhi, December 13: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi once again launched a hard-hitting attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for pronouncing demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes and called it an anti-poor scheme.
Rahul Gandhi was speaking at a rally in Dadri, Uttar Pardesh. He also interacted with locals standing at the bank queues to withdraw cash and queried about their issues post note-ban.
When locals expressed their distress due to cash crunch post note-ban, Gandhi said, “I don’t see any rich or black money holders in the queue, they are withdrawing money using the back door.”
He added: PM has waged a war against the poor, not the black money.
Slamming #DeMonetisation Gandhi said, the situation is not going to improve in 50 days, India will face the consequences for years to come.
Earlier in the rally Gandhi said, “Modi talks about making the society cashless, but the society has already become cashless because of this move.”
He highlighted how government has failed to take any step against businesses that have advanced Rs 8 lakh crore loans from banks. He added, “PM cannot bring back money from them as they were the ones to market him. Hence, PM has made you stand in lines for banks to function.”
He said you are standing in queues for Rs 2000 while the big fraudsters avail Rs 50-100 crore from the back gates of banks.
Taking a head on offensive on PM, Rahul Gandhi said PM Modi’s narrative has changed over the time since he has announced demonetisation. “First it was a fight against black money, then terrorism and now it’s about making society cashless.”
Earlier on Friday Rahul Gandhi had challenged Prime Minister for debate on note-ban while PM had said that opposition is not letting him speak at Parliament. The entire Winter Session of Parliament has been washed off on note-ban issue so far.
Just ahead Rahul’s address in UP, former finance minister P Chidambaram had slammed Modi’s demonetisation move and called it “year’s biggest scam” which needed a thorough probe.