New Delhi: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi lashed out at the Modi government alleging them of running away from the debate of demonetization.
Rahul also said that wants to speak on the issue and he would do so in the Lok Sabha. Rahul also accused the government of not letting him expose them. “I want to speak on the issue, but the government isn’t letting me speak”. He also warned of an impending earthquake if he is allowed to speak on the issue.
“Ye Hindustan ki history ka sabse bada scam hai…main Lok Sabha mein bolna chahta hoon. Wahan sab bataonga (This is the biggest scam in the history of India. I want to speak in Lok Sabha. I will tell everything there),” Gandhi added, referring to the government’s decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes on the night of November 8.
While the decision was aimed at cleansing out black money from the economy, the opposition has claimed that it has caused massive hassles among the public. Long queues have been reported outside banks and ATMs since November 9 as people flocked to exchange and withdraw money. Around 86 per cent of the country’s currency in circulation in the form of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes were withdrawn by the government.
The demonetisation row has rocked both Houses of Parliament in the ongoing winter session. While the debate has been kickstarted in both Houses, it has not seen a logical conclusion or a statement from the prime minister. Both the Houses have seen repeated adjournments.
Even earlier Gandhi and other political parties have sought an explanation from PM in the parliament on the issue. Though PM Narendra Modi have spoken about demonetisation on several platforms, he has not yet spoken about in in the parliament.
“PM poore desh mein bhashan de rahe hain magar Lok Sabha mein aane se darrte hain. Itni ghabrahat kyun (PM gives speeches all across the country but is scared to come to Lok Sabha. Why is he afraid?)” Gandhi added.