Only Congress can bring Acche Din says Rahul Gandhi
The Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday launched a scathing attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his demonetisation drive. Addressing a huge gathering of the Congress in New Delhi, Rahul said that”Acche Din” will come only when Congress comes to power.
“People keep asking when will Acche Din come. They will come only when the Congress comes back to power in 2019,” Gandhi said amid a huge applause from the party workers. He also termed the note ban as the “worst decision” in India’s history.
The Congress leader also accused Modi and his party of weakening democratic institutions built over the years. “Modi ji has done in two years, what we haven’t done in 60. He has destroyed the institutions that were built over many years, like RBI, which has been left to face ridicule. The notes ban was a personal decision of Modi ji that was forced on the RBI,” Rahul alleged.
Terming the institutions the soul and spirit of India, he attacked the current BJP regime saying, “people who talk of Hindu dharma are the ones who are destroying the very soul of this country.”
But, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has not attended the event at the Talkatora sports stadium in Delhi, amid reports that she is unwell.
Rahul Gandhi also chaired the party’s foundation day function in December and also presided over the meeting of its top decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee, in the absence of Sonia Gandhi.
The Congress leader was then asked to take over the chief post from his mother, which she held since 1998. His next test is the assembly polls in five states including Uttar Pradesh.
He has helped the opposition parties in last few weeks to protest against demonetisation of high value notes introduced by the Centre, and termed it biggest attack ever on poor and the middle-class.