Rahul Gandhi: Demonetisation is firebombing on honest and poor
Panaji: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision of demonetisation has badly affected the poor community and economy of India.
The Congress scion once again reiterated his allegation that PM Modi has banned the high denomination notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 not to fight against corruption and black money but to benefit his "rich friends".
He, in his first public meeting in Goa, agreed to support the BJP-led NDA government if they take any steps in regard to Congress' crusade against corruption.
What else Rahul Gandhi said?
- All cash is not black and all black money isn't in cash.
- During past two and a half years, the one per cent rich people have acquired 60 per cent of country's money.
- Demonetisation drama isn't a fight against corruption but an attack on country's 99 per cent honest population, cash-economy and weak people.
- We will give our 100 per cent support to NDA government if they work on eradicating corruption like Congress.
- Note ban isn't a surgical strike on corruption and black money but a firebombing on honest people of the country.
- Modi ji stood up on November 8, just like Barack Obama does, and turned the hard-earned money of common people into pieces of paper.
- PM Modi invented a new method of marketing by naming demonetisation a "surgical strike on black money and corruption".
- During past 2.5 years of BJP's rule, they have waived off loans worth Rs 1,10,000 crore of Modi ji's friends and after demonetisation, they have waived off Vijay Mallya's loans worth Rs 1,200 crore.
- One per cent super rich people usurped Rs 8 lakh crore from Indian banks and when they didn't return, the Modi government called it non-performing assets.
During his speech, Rahul Gandhi also described demonetisation as "gareebon se paisa kheechon, ameeron ko paisa seechon" (pull money from the poor and give it to the rich).