Rahul Gandhi says PM Modi terrified of corruption charges against him

He said PM is afraid of bursting his balloon of expectations if they speak in Parliament.

Rahul Gandhi says PM Modi terrified of corruption charges against him

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was personally terrified of allowing him speak in Parliament since he had information on the prime minister's corruption.

"I have some personal information on PM Modi, which is what I want to speak on in Lok Sabha, but I am not being allowed to speak," said Rahul to the media on behalf of the Opposition MPs after a meeting of several opposition parties.

He said the prime minister is afraid of the Congress since it can burst the balloon the PM is in. The Congress leader emphasised the stand of the united opposition that they were ready for discussion in Parliament and alleged it was the government which was not ready.

"Allow opposition to speak in the House. PM owes country an explanation, cannot keep running away to pop concerts and public meetings," Rahul concluded. The Prime MInister had said at a meeting in Gujarat that he would rather speak in the jan sabha since the Opposition would not allow him to speak in the Lok Sabha. Modi had also done a skype call during the recent Coldplay concert in Mumbai shortly after the demonetisation was announced.

Earlier on Wednesday, both Houses of Parliament saw uproar when opposition parties raised demonetisation and corruption scandal involving Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju. The Lok Sabha adjourned for the day in the ruckus.