New Delhi: Outraged with the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for speaking lies and criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his move on demonetisation once again, Union Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad today while talking to the media went on to say that Congress Vice President speaks lie and utters things in a shameful fashion.
He stated: “Rahul Gandhi is crossing limits of dignity. He is speaking in a shameful fashion. He is speaking a lie. For 10 years, his government remained mired by corruption. Congress’ allies kept on plundering the country in 2G and coal scams, but they did not take any action against them.”
He further went on to say that: “Farmers were dying, while the nation’s money was being siphoned off into foreign countries, but they did nothing to bring back the money. Today, Narendra Modi’s government is working with honesty; working to bring back the money stashed in foreign countries; an SIT (Special Investigation team) has also been formed, but Rahul Gandhi is troubled, because the corrupt people, whose money is at stake, most of them have the protection of the Congress Party, and therefore, he never protested against black money openly.”
Criticising the 10 years of Manmohan Singh’s government that had not made any effort to flush out the black money over these years, Union Minister for Information Technology Prasad further added: “We are saying it categorically that in the 10 years of Manmohan Singh’s government, neither Congress president Sonia Gandhi nor you (Rahul Gandhi) or the government had made any effort to flush out black money and to tackle corruption. Rather corruption flourished under the protection of your government, and his claim that loans of many people were waived (by the Congress government) is a complete lie and futile.”
He also said that the whole country know about the changes that have come after Modi’s government has come into power and appreciating Modi’s move of demonetization Ravi Shankar stated: “Today, you can see strict action being taken and raids being conducted daily, which will be conducted even further. The country is with Modiji.” Addressing a gathering at Margao in Goa, Rahul Gandhi yesterday said the “demonetisation drama” is not a fight against corruption and black money, but rather “it is an attack on honest and poor people” who have worked hard to earn their money.”
The Congress leaders said that Modi’s move of demonetization has affected the poor people on a large extent, to this Prasad further responded: “Narendra Modi launched a new marketing scheme, saying that it was a surgical strike on corruption and black money. But this was not a surgical strike, it was a fire bombing on poor people.”