Rahul Gandhi: Demonetisation an insult to labourers
Baran: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday condemned Prime Minister Narendra Modi claiming that many poor farmers across the nation had been sacrificed in his so called yagna against corruption and black money.
Speaking at a rally at College Ground in Baran, Rahul alleged that the Modi government's November 8 decision of demonetisation has snatched away wages from workers and has insulted their labour.
Earlier in December, PM Modi had described demonetisation as a yagna against corruption, terrorism and black money and had saluted the people of the country for their "wholehearted participation" in it.
Rahul Gandhi also alleged that the note ban has largely benefited the one percent poor of the country who have invested their money in gold, real estate, land and Swiss banks.
What else Rahul Gandhi said?
- 99 per cent of the money Indian hold is not black money.
- The savings of women across the country can’t be described as black money.
- Why PM Modi did not release the list of Swiss bank account holders in Parliament even after receiving the info.
- The note ban has halted the economic growth of the country.
- The decision of demonetisation was implemented without any planning and the cash crunch will continue for another 6-7 months.
- The government has not solved the problems of farmers and they are committing suicide every day.
PM Modi lied to the country:
- PM Modi lied to the country when he assured that the cash crunch will end by December 30 when the deadline for exchanging scrapped currency notes with new currency ends.
- The economic lockdown will continue to hurt the poor, farmers and workers the most.
- Narendra Modi has only created a divide in the country and has worked to favour his industrialist friends during his two and a half years in the office.
- The Centre also sabotaged the Land Acquisition Act by bringing ordinances and made an attempt to stop the pro-poor measures taken by the erstwhile UPA regime.
The Modi government is a suit-boot sarkar:
- The BJP government has failed badly in fulfilling farmers' demands for debt waiver, lower power tariff and proper price for their produce.
- The Vasundhara Raje-led Rajasthan government is practicing the same anti-poor policies which the BJP government is applying at the Centre.
- Both, Rajasthan and the Centre, governments are the suit-boot sarkar.
The rally was also joined by Congress state president Sachin Pilot, former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, AICC general secretary Gurudas Kamat and a number of other senior Congress leaders.