New Delhi, November 21: As Modi led central government is busy hailing the declining length of queues at ATM, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday reached out to people outside the ATMs and found out the mood of public on ground.
It was his third visit since demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes was introduced on November 8. Quoting people at ATMs, Congress VP said public is highly inconvenienced and is facing a lot of trouble.
He also attacked PM Modi and called him more than a “super PM” who doesn’t even contact his ministers for decisions. He was referring to center’s unpreparedness for demonetization drive. He attacked PM for note taking up issue of Railways security and maintenance despite the Kanpur Train Tragedy that took live of 142 persons yesterday.
At the parliament, he told media persons that wherever he went in the morning he found that people were suffering due to demonetisation. He said many people complained that banks are doling out cash to a select few through backdoor.
He further reiterated that the currency ban is going to benefit Prime Minister and his friends while the poor will continue to suffer.
“The coffers of PM’s coterie, comprising 15-20 people, will get filled and their bank loans will get waived off. On the other hand, the poor people, who are standing in queues, will lose from demonetisation move,” he said.
When asked by media about the presence of PM Modi in the Parliament, Rahul said, “What is the need for the PM to visit Parliament? These days, he is on a different level. He does not consult his Cabinet colleagues but he decides according to his whims and fancies.”
He took a bitter Jibe on Prime Minister and said that Modi ji cannot be termed as a “Super Prime Minister; A new word will have to found to define him.”
Sharpening his attack, Gandhi scion said Prime Minister gave speeches on bullet trains but never spoke about maintenance of railway tracks and the safety. Referring to the Indore-Patna Express train derailment, he blamed PM for the loss of 142 lives as PM never raised issue of Railways maintainance and safety in his speeches.
Rahul gave a strong message to the Modi led central government. The opposition is united on its demand to roll out demonetisation as it is causing a lot of trouble to common man.