Rahul Gandhi dares Modi: Let PM debate on demonetisation in House, let’s see his emotion then

Why is Modi afraid of tackling issue in House, asks Congress; says ‘fix accountability’ of RBI governor

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 26, 2016 5:59 am
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On A day Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the Opposition, and the confrontation between the government and the Opposition deepened in the House, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi dared the Prime Minister to participate in a debate on currency withdrawal in Parliament and asked what he is scared of. Referring to Modi’s different addresses since the day he made the cash scrap announcement on November 8, Rahul on Friday told the media, “Modiji was laughing first. Did you see? He felt like laughing. Then three or four times he cried. Didn’t he? (He should) come to the House. Then let’s see what happens…what emotion you will get to see on Modiji’s face.”

He said, “Let there be a discussion. Everything will become clear…. We are only saying that MPs should engage in discussion in Lok Sabha. Prime Minister should come (to the House). There will be a debate for four or five hours. The Prime Minister should sit during the discussion.”

Pointing out that Modi had “walked away from Rajya Sabha” after listening to the Opposition before lunch on Thursday, Rahul said, “Pyaar se hum bolenge, pyaar se wo bole, desh ko sab pata chal jayega (We will speak politely, he will speak politely, the people will get to know everything).”

The “main issue”, Rahul said, is that the Prime Minister doesn’t come to the Lok Sabha for discussion. “The moment he comes to Lok Sabha, doodh ka doodh, paani ka paani ho jayega (everything will be clear). The Prime Minister does not want to sit in Lok Sabha. We have been stopped from speaking in the Lok Sabha. What are you scared of,” Rahul asked.

Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said the Indian banking system is now “shaken” and its credibility has taken a hit. He said there is an undeclared financial emergency in the country. “The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which is in charge of monetary policy and currency printing, has defaulted and failed…. Its reputation is in tatters today, because currency is not available,” he said.

Sharma also said that the RBI governor’s “accountability must get fixed”. Calling the central bank “ill-prepared” for the demonetisation move, he said, “The RBI has self-destroyed its reputation.”

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal asked whether Modi is afraid of facing his own MPs in Lok Sabha. “He will speak, but only outside Parliament…. He (BJP) has a majority in Lok Sabha, (so) why is he not speaking in Lok Sabha? Because he knows his own people (BJP MPs) have gone against him, because they can’t face people now,” Sibal said.

Modi, he said, is silent in Rajya Sabha because he knows “questions will be asked”. Sibal said, “If he is asked questions, he would be expected to answer; and if he does not answer, he will be exposed. People will realise that perhaps the Prime Minister’s knowledge may be deficient on certain topics.”

Sibal also said said the Prime Minister is “not worthy of trust” since he has failed to fulfill any of his promises.

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    Earthkeeper
    Nov 26, 2016 at 1:55 am
    You expecting any kind of sensible debate ? I have yet to see a sensible debate either in parliament or indian television lt;br/gt;All I see is dogs Barking all the time lt;br/gt;Do they even know what debate is ?lt;br/gt;I wonder if they even have any grey matter
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      Samanya Admi
      Nov 26, 2016 at 2:53 am
      These kind of moron breed of politicians are dangerous to India and its people. So long these are not defeated through electoral means, danger lurks on India.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Save India from morons, Jai Hind
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        Vishwas Tiwari
        Nov 25, 2016 at 10:23 pm
        Mr. Rahul go to Italy..leave us alone.. We Indians do not need you...
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          Man
          Nov 26, 2016 at 5:27 am
          Congratulations to Modi for making it the first country in the world in which you cannot withdraw your own money. Will sure be in Guiness records!
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            Nazeer Rahman
            Nov 26, 2016 at 11:45 am
            Rahul hi is future of India, Modi will be history the way he runs, i think BJP will remove him if not people.
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              arun
              Nov 26, 2016 at 5:31 am
              What a headline sensationalizing whatever this pappu is saying. People dont even take him seriously.
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                Arun
                Nov 26, 2016 at 3:08 am
                Modi will CRY
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                  ashok s
                  Nov 26, 2016 at 2:00 am
                  Mr pm was laughing at bunch of jokers who didn't had even one valid point to prove the demonetization was an bad decision. Opposition pls grow up . refer comments in I.e and then debate in house
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                    Sriniwasan
                    Nov 26, 2016 at 6:25 am
                    Pappu tell your cronies to debate instead of disruption.If Mody speaks,you will start wetting.Do not put the people of India go through that ignominy.we have already seen your incoherence of words and dozing off in the parliament.lt;br/gt;India has to move towards a cashless economy and time every Indian pays tax on time and what is due?lt;br/gt;Pappuji,what do you have to say to a nation where only 3% pays tax and that too the ried cl.What about the rest.??
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                      Kay Gee
                      Nov 26, 2016 at 3:20 am
                      Why all these white decoits are in parliament. Put them in tihar jail, they have looted poor Indians for long time.
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                        H P
                        Nov 25, 2016 at 10:04 pm
                        Monmohan Singh has a right to say something over economy as he was an economist, however biased he was towards Congress, but what personal contribution of Rahul hi had except the vice President of Congress by virtue of the image of Nehru and le of hi to say something against Modi, a man of ability, who had showed the progress in Gujarat making the State economically number one State.
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                          jay desouza
                          Nov 26, 2016 at 1:49 am
                          Pappu ask your mom to put diaper before you go for debate anywhere.
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                            jaya
                            Nov 26, 2016 at 4:08 am
                            people with zero IQ and zero EQ want to dare Mr Modi.Pappu should stop aping kejri the natak hero
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                              Manoj Sharma
                              Nov 26, 2016 at 2:17 pm
                              And you are Iron man of India the super genius Tony stark....lol......lt;br/gt;Rahul hagi is just a joker...he has no future.
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                                Manoj Sharma
                                Nov 26, 2016 at 2:21 pm
                                I think he forgot his interview with Arnab few years ago......hahahaha....lt;br/gt;For rahul there is one solution for every problem...Women empowerment and push democracy deeper into whatever you find....hahahah
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                                  nirav
                                  Nov 26, 2016 at 8:28 am
                                  60 years me kuchh nahi kiya congress ne.lt;br/gt;ab koi karna chahta hai to uski tang khinchte hai.....jalne lagti hai...lt;br/gt;nalayak.
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                                    Kishor
                                    Nov 26, 2016 at 7:42 am
                                    Oaaaooo. Rahul hi calling for debate to Modi... It seems "Accha Din" are already came for India...
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                                      dskygirl
                                      Nov 26, 2016 at 6:52 am
                                      He redefines stupidity each and every day! Can't wait for tomorrow's gem!
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                                        manian
                                        Nov 26, 2016 at 5:03 am
                                        The debate can go on whether PM is present or not in the house.PM being busy can't be present always.Making this an issue seems utterly meanigless.RG is fast becoming another Kejriwal,throwing allegations without proof.Media is still obsessed with the hi family in spite in spite of what has happened over the last decade.For the present Modi looks credible in the eyes of the public.
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                                          L bhadrapati Devi
                                          Nov 26, 2016 at 3:00 am
                                          RaGa have a cute smile of a baby. His ignorance about the w issue is known by his childish look.
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                                            Raghu
                                            Nov 26, 2016 at 6:19 pm
                                            60 years me kuchh nahi kiya congress ne.? Simple fact that civilized nations after denying visa to Modi for over 12 years were forced to issue him a visa. Why? Because they could not, not deal with one of the foremost powers on earth i.e modern India. That would have put them at serious economic/military disadvantage. I am not a congress supporter by the way, but lies must be repelled otherwise our nation's future is in peril. There are many things Congress failed at like combating the scourge of extremism or corruption. But it also must be remembered, there is no difference between politicians and society. Both mirror each other.
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