Rahul Gandhi calls demonetisation a scam, demands JPC probe

Rahul said, "Opposition parties is only demanding that PM should come and address the Parliament, why isn't he coming?"

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 23, 2016 3:27 pm
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Leading the Opposition charge against central government’s demonetisation move, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has carried out “the world’s biggest impromptu financial experiment” without consulting anybody.  He also demanded that Modi should come and address the Parliament’s Winter Session.

“What PM Modi has done is biggest impromptu financial experiment, he didn’t discuss this with anyone. This is not Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s decision but the Prime Minister’s,” he said.

Rahul further said: “Opposition parties are only demanding that PM should come and address the Parliament, why isn’t he coming?”

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The Congress vice-president went on to say that demonetisation was a scam and that the PM had already tipped off his close friends ahead of his November 8 announcement. He also demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into selective leak of information.

When questioned on the frequent disruptions of the House, Rahul said the Congress wanted the debate under adjournment motion. “The question is are we being allowed to speak?” he asked.

On Tuesday, referring to PM Modi’s address at a Coldplay concert in Mumbai, Rahul said if the PM had time to attend pop concerts but had no time to address Parliament. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi can speak on TV, pop concerts, then why not in Parliament,” news agency ANI had quoted him as saying.