Demonetisation could be a big scam, says Rahul Gandhi
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his surprise move to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes in the country.
“It was based on one person’s thinking and might turn out be a mega scam”. Rahul told the media. “The big black money players have been allowed to go scot-free by the Prime Minister.. People like (Vijay) Mallya and Lalit Modi are sitting abroad.”
He claimed that most economists with whom he discussed the issue said the demonetisation decision of 8 November was not thought out properly and was based on “one person’s thinking.”
“I spoke to (former prime minister) Manmohan Singh and other economists. They said there is no economic rationale behind the move. The big people with black money are let scot-free while the common man is suffering. Mallya and Lalit Modi are sitting abroad,” said Gandhi. “Are you seeing any black-money players like builders standing in the queue? It is only the common man and poor farmers who are there..the entire issue is handled without any planning,” he said.
In a direct attack at the Modi government, Rahul said that the government had alerted the BJP people of demonetisation beforehand. However, he also said, “I don’t think even Finance Minister knew about demonetisation announcement.”
Gandhi also claimed that demonetisation had united the entire Opposition ahead of the Parliament session.