Demonetisation is a firebomb on India’s cash economy: Rahul Gandhi

"Modi-ji, you have divided India into two parts. On one side is the 1 per cent rich and on the other side stand the middle class and the poor," said Gandhi at a public rally in Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 24, 2016 9:31 pm
rahul gandhi, demonetisation, narendra modi, rahul gandhi in dharamshala, rahul gandhi in himachal, black money Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said the government’s decision to demonetise high-value currency notes was akin to ‘firebombing the Indian cash economy.’

“Modi-ji, you have divided India into two parts. On one side is the 1 per cent rich and on the other side stand the middle class and the poor,” said Gandhi at a public rally in Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh. “In India, black money in the form of cash is only about 6 per cent. The rest is in the form of gold, real estate and deposits in foreign banks.”

WATCH VIDEO:

Gandhi and the Congress party have heavily criticised the implementation of the government’s demonetisation move ever since it was announced on November 8. The Congress leader also hurled corruption allegations against prime minister Narendra Modi at a rally in Mehsana last week. But the BJP has termed the allegations ‘baseless’ and the re-affirmed the long-term gains of demonetisation.

“When I ask questions, he mocks me. Mock me all you want but answer my questions,” Gandhi said in a reference to PM Modi.

The Congress leader also accused the prime minister of breaking the backbone of cities like Shimla and Dharamshala with the demonetisation move.

“Modi ji, you have removed the ‘HAT’ of Himachal Pradesh – Horticulture, Agriculture and Tourism have been heavily hit,” said Gandhi.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. S
    Sri
    Dec 24, 2016 at 10:54 am
    This man's loves to parade his ignorance... He has nothing new to say and just copies what AK says.
    Reply
    1. I
      indian
      Dec 24, 2016 at 12:17 pm
      And who is responsible for a cash economy where a lot of it is in black? You and your family, Mr. Rahul hi
      Reply
      1. A
        Achuta Bhat
        Dec 24, 2016 at 10:57 am
        “Modi-ji, you have divided India into two parts. On one side is the 1 per cent rich and on the other side stand the middle cl and the poor,”lt;br/gt; Becoming rich,in an honest way is not an offense in India. The real division is between honest and dishonest. Hence the fight is between law abiding people and the dishonest. Over simplifying it to gain political advantage by pitting the poor against rich is itself an act of dividing the Indians inti two parts.
        Reply
        1. V
          Vikrant
          Dec 24, 2016 at 12:26 pm
          35lac crores of corporate loan waived off by UPA.... LACS of crores of Indias resources given for free to corporates... bribes in defence deals... italian mafia had been looting the country using spineless people like lapdog Moni singh and Chor ex rbi governor
          Reply
          1. B
            Bir Chilarai
            Dec 24, 2016 at 6:19 pm
            whoever put that cap on the fool has done us a favour by providing comedy relief.
            Reply
          2. F
            frt
            Dec 24, 2016 at 1:05 pm
            AMUL BABY, YOU SHOULD THANK MODI BECAUSE YOU BELONG TO THE RARE 1% RICH WITH A GOLDEN SPOON IN YOUR GAA***D, THAT YOUR STUPID FATHER AND WAITRESS MOTHER ROBBED WITH VADRA AND STASHED IN FOREIGN BANKS.
            Reply
            1. A
              Against Sick
              Dec 24, 2016 at 11:53 am
              Shameless-IE-When-will-you-report-about Dulgarh-West Bengal-riots-being-instigated by local-TMC-goons-of-Mamta-along with Muslims-zealots
              Reply
              1. E
                Eturu
                Dec 24, 2016 at 12:53 pm
                Wherever he goes he is telling his family story.How he has converted black money to white by putting it in real estate (vadra), foreign etc. Very good experience.
                Reply
                1. Load More Comments