Note ban is a firebomb on Indian economy: Rahul Gandhi

Photo of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during his public rally in Himanchal Pradesh.

Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today again sharpened his attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and slammed the central government’s demonetisation decision.

Rahul dubbed demonetization decision as “anti-poor” which favours 50 corporate families and is a “firebomb on country’s cash economy”.

Addressing a public rally here, he said: “It’s the colour of the note that decides whether it’s in the hands of an honest or an unscrupulous person.

“There is an honest person on one side, while an unscrupulous person on the other. If the note goes into the hands of unscrupulous people, it becomes black as if under a spell of magic…currency ban is against the honest people.”

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“The note ban is a step taken against the poor, farmers and the middle class people,” he said at the rally, marking the completion of four years of the state government led by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.

The Congress Vice President taunted at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said: “PM Modi, you have divided India into two parts. On one side is one per cent rich and on the other there are middle class, poor people.”

He questioned to Prime Minister on bringing back Indian money in foreign banks, Gandhi asked why he did not table the list of Swiss bank account holders in Parliament if his government was really sincere about its stand against black money and corruption.

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