PM Modi's yagya against black money sacrificed common man: Rahul Gandhi

The yagna was performed to benefit the 1 per cent super-rich population of the country, he said.

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In a celebration of 132nd foundation day of Indian National Congress, its vice president Rahul Gandhi took his accusations on Prime Minister Narendra Modi a step further for causing inconvenience to people through the demonetisation scheme.

Gandhi said, "On December 8, the Prime Minister said he is performing a yagya against corruption and black money. In this yagya, common man was sacrificed."

The yagna was performed to benefit the 1 per cent super-rich population of the country, he said.




Addressing party workers, Gandhi asked them to work "without fear." He said his party values "difference in opinion" and has a history of "ideology and agitation."

"What is the Congress? It means listening to you and understanding others. It made us understand the meaning of freedom," the Congress leader said.



“Congress will stand with people and defeat ideology of Narendra Modi and RSS that spreads anger and hate,” said Rahul Gandhi.


He addressed the meeting further and put forward the demands by Congress. He listed a number of demands for Prime Minister to answer the public about who did he consult before the November 8 decision of demonetisation.


He further asked the details of people who lost their jobs, who died, and if the compensation was given by the government to those who lost their lives.


Gandhi also asked for the list of people who deposited more than 25 lakhs in their bank accounts 2 months earlier to November 8 decision. He further demanded removal of Rs 24,000 cap on withdrawal, asking government to double the wages of MNREGA workers and waive farmer loans.


He also wanted Prime Minister Modi to tell how much black money did government realised after November 8 decision.