Unlike PM Modi, I won’t comment on his mother: Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he would ” not comment on PM Modi’s mother, who visited a bank in Gandhinagar to exchange the old currency notes.
Taking a dig at the Prime Minister, the Congress vice-president said:”I’m not like Modi, I won’t comment on his mother.”
Gandhi was interacting with reporters in Mumbai, where he would appear in court regarding a case on Wednesday.
The 95-year-old PM’s mother on Tuesday visited a bank in a wheelchair in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar. She was assisted by relatives. She had waited her turn and swapped Rs. 4,500 in denominations of Rs. 500.
Few days after PM Modi announced the decision to scrapped the old high value notes, Rahul Gandhi, had also stood in queue and exchanged Rs. 4,500 at a bank. At that time, PM Modi had taken a swipe at him, saying, “those involved in big scams, like 2G and coal scam, now have to stand in queues to exchange Rs. 4,000”.
On Tuesday, Gandhi said, “If you go and look at the massive lines, do you see any big player standing in queue? I see small traders, the poor… are these people thieves?”
Rahul Gandhi visited Mumbai, where he is scheduled to attend the proceedings in a Bhiwandi court on Wednesday, where a criminal defamation case has been filed against him for allegedly claiming, at a 2014 election rally, that the RSS had killed Mahatma Gandhi.
Rahul slammed the demonitisation, calling it “one man’s whim”. “I don’t think even Finance Minister (Arun Jaitley) knew about demonetisation announcement. So far, 18 to 20 people have died in queues outside banks and ATMs and the prime minister is laughing,” he said.
Claiming that the entire opposition was “united” against Modi’s demonitisation decision, the Congress leader said, “This is a big scam and a select few are being favoured. Vijay Mallya and Lalit Modi are sitting abroad and only the poor are suffering,” he said.
“How can one explain the BJP workers in West Bengal depositing crores in high-denomination notes just before PM’s announcement on November 8?” Rahul asked.