Demonetisation: No action against PM Modi’s ‘industrialist friends’, says Rahul Gandhi

"Those who are real black marketeers, those who have Rs 10-20000 crore, those who go with Modi in planes, action should be taken against them. No action is being taken," he said.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: November 16, 2016 3:29 pm
Rahul gandhi, Modi's friends, demonetisation, notes demonetisation, currency demonetisation, rs 500 notes, rs 1000 notes, india economy, narendra modi government, india news, indian express Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. (Source: PTI/File)

Sharpening his attack on Narendra Modi over demonetisation, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday charged that no action was being taken against the “real black marketeers” and the “industrialist friends” of the Prime Minister. “Those who are real black marketeers, those who have Rs 10-20000 crore, those who go with Modi in planes, action should be taken against them. No action is being taken,” he said.

“There is no investigation or action taken against Modiji’s industrialist friends,” Rahul told reporters outside the Bhiwandi court in adjoining Thane district, after being granted bail in a defamation case. You are being made to stand in queues. Your money will be given to those select 15-20 industrialists. You all know their names. He (Modi) is running their government,” the Congress leader alleged.

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Earlier, addressing Congress supporters who gathered outside the court, Rahul said long queues before banks and ATMs had caused problems for the common man.

“The masses are standing in a queue. Do you see any rich person, a big industrialist standing in queue,” Rahul sought to know.

“Did you get Rs 4000 notes? Did you get indelible ink mark on your hands,” he said. Maharashtra PCC president Ashok Chavan, in his address to the supporters, said people of Maharashtra are with Rahul and Sonia Gandhi in the struggle against BJP government’s anti-people policies.

In a stinging attack on Modi on the demonetisation issue, Rahul had last night said the prime minister was “laughing” while people were dying in queues outside banks and ATMs to withdraw money and the move will turn out to be a “big scam”.

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The government did not seem to be going after the “big players” in black money like Vijay Mallya and Lalit Modi, he had said. He also claimed that BJP members were alerted beforehand about the demonetisation.

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    VISWALINGAM
    Nov 16, 2016 at 9:49 am
    RAHULJI, IT IS RIDICULOUS THAT A DEVIL CONDUCTS A COURSE ON HONESTY . YOU HAVE AND YOUR FAMILY MUST COME CLEAN ON THE SCAMS . YOUR CASES ARE STILL IN THE COURT . BRING OUT THE BLACK MONEY YOU HAVE STORED IN SECRET PLACES AND THEN TALK . YOU COPIED THE WRITTEN TEXT FROM YOUR MOBILE TO WIRE A LETTER OF CONDOLENCE LETTER AT AN EMBY AND SUCH A PERSON LIKE YOU SHOULD NOT DREAM OF BECOMING A LEADER. IF YOU REALLY LOVE THE PEOPLE , BRING OUT YOUR TONS OF BLACK MONEY AND SHARE IT . DO NOT SPEAK FOOLISHLY .( ALL MYANMAR TAMIL HINDU FANS OF PM MODI )
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      Rathna LK
      Nov 16, 2016 at 9:12 am
      What he says are valid points.The common people are dying ,waiting in the queues.If opposition is also not allowed i think common people will be treated in a more worse manner.
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        ashok s
        Nov 16, 2016 at 10:25 am
        Now its high time mafia raj should end. We want ana ji to take stage.
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          India First
          Nov 16, 2016 at 10:52 am
          Bring out the proof and go to supreme court.
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            Gaurav Bhatia
            Nov 16, 2016 at 10:25 am
            Rahul grow up and Read the real reason behind demonitization :
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              Babudabang
              Nov 16, 2016 at 9:50 am
              How many did congress bring to books?????his jamairaj
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                stranger
                Nov 16, 2016 at 9:57 am
                even uming this correct,why so few powerful industrialists , who created this oligarch. points to rahuls great family.
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                  Jayanti lal
                  Nov 16, 2016 at 11:02 am
                  Rahul must explain to the people of India ; which industrialist is not product of Congress party? All so called industrialist friends of P.M had remained darling of Congress Party and are even today darling . All industrialists including Tatas, Birlas, Ambanis, Adanis and many others grew and flourished during regime of Congress Party . All congress Party Prime Ministers namely Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indira hi, Rajiv hi, P,V Narisinghrao, and Man mohan Singh Protected these Indurialists and their interests very well. No doubt other non congress Prime Ministers were also party to it., Why blame present P.M only that too without citing a single example of complicity.
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