Ever since the RBI report on demonetisation became public, the opposition have trained their guns on the government. After turning the heat on Rafale deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has now launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on demonetisation, saying the latter owed people an answer on why he inflicted such a deep wound when pressing problems like unemployment remained.
At a press conference, Gandhi termed demonetisation the country’s “biggest scam” and alleged that money was taken from common people and given to “crony capitalists”.
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Asserting that demonetisation was a move to help crony capitalists, he said, “We have seen in the case of Gujarat’s cooperative banks, of which BJP chief Amit Shah is a director, where Rs 700 crores was deposited.”
“Prime Minister Modi should answer why he inflicted a deep wound like demonetisation when issues like unemployment and low GDP rate remained,” he said, referring to the RBI’s report on the outcome of the demonetisation exercise. According to the report, over 99% of the banned currency is back in banks.
Gandhi said demonetisation was not a mistake, but done deliberately to attack people. “The intention of demonetisation was to help the crony capitalists change their black money to white. This was done by destroying SMEs in a bid to help the big corporates. Demonetisation wasn’t a mistake. It was done intentionally to destroy the poor.”