Raipur, Nov 13: In a scathing attack on Narendra Modi government, Congress President Rahul Gandhi today said that “Demonetisation is, without a doubt, a scam”.
“Demonetisation is, without a doubt, a scam. ₹12 lakh crore is borrowed by 15-20 rich industrialists from banks. How many jobs did they create?”, he said at a public gathering in Baloda Bazar, Chhattisgarh.
Gandhi further stated “When Congress forms govt in Chhattisgarh, it will belong to every section of the society. Everyone should feel that their voice is heard in the government”.
Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress Chief told the gathering that Land Acquisition Act implemented by Congress govt sought to protect farmers’ land. Mr. Modi’s first job after becoming PM was to abolish this”.
Earlier in a day, the Congress leader addressed a public meeting in Mahasamund.
Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to the poll-bound state, will be campaigning Janjgir-Champa and Raigarh areas.
The first phase of polling that took place on Monday saw 70 percent voter turnout.
The second phase of polling will be held on November 20.