No action against PM Modi’s ‘industrialist friends’, real black marketeers: Rahul Gandhi

There is no investigation or action taken against Modiji's industrialist friends," Rahul told reporters outside Bhiwandi court.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published:November 16, 2016 3:55 pm
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Continuing his tirade against the government’s demonetisation move, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today alleged that no action was being taken against the “real black marketeers” and the “industrialist friends” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pledging solidarity with the common man’s sufferings, he also made an unscheduled brief stop at an ATM in suburban Vakola and interacted with the people standing in a queue there, while he was returning from Bhiwandi in neighbouring Thane district where a court granted him bail in a defamation case.

“Those who are real black marketeers, those who have Rs 10-20,000 crore, those who go with Modi in planes, action should be taken against them. No action is being taken. There is no investigation or action taken against Modiji’s industrialist friends,” Rahul told reporters outside Bhiwandi court.

“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.

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.

Later, while returning from Bhiwandi, Rahul stopped at the ATM of a public sector bank in Vakola here as he saw a long queue and interacted with the people, Congress leader Kripashankar Singh told PTI.

Congress’s twitter handle also posted a picture of Rahul meeting people in the queue.

“Listening to people’s woes as they try & access their hard earned money, SBI ATM, Vakola, Mumbai,” the tweet read.

In a vitriolic attack on Modi over demonetisation, 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”.

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 had also claimed that BJP members were alerted beforehand about the demonetisation.

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    K S
    Nov 16, 2016 at 5:21 pm
    Kripasankar is chor of highest order
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      AMEL AKKARA
      Nov 16, 2016 at 1:47 pm
      Please bring your share back from the Swiss accounts,we are ready to support you also. Else please keep your stupid mouth shut and let the Government do its job Mr Rahul.
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        Rathna LK
        Nov 16, 2016 at 3:22 pm
        Shri Rahul hi is speaking the words of the common man.Once again he proved that the Nehru family is pro poor and common man .Apart from depicting the great qualities from his family,Shri Rahul hi is the supporter of the aam admi and this can be understood from his meetings and interactions with people.There is somuch he can do to this nation and people of this country especially the underprevileged and common man.
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          Dinesh Kasar
          Nov 16, 2016 at 2:47 pm
          Speaking the words of AK only nothing new. Should expose brother-in-law.
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            Ramakrishnan
            Nov 16, 2016 at 11:19 am
            sabar kar beta; tumhara bari bhi aayega.
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              Manos mukherjee
              Nov 16, 2016 at 3:45 pm
              Rahul hi please talk sense . The rich people are sending the poor people to stand in the queue and change money for them . Before this have you ever gone to the bank to collect money and why is your brother in law or the famous lawyers who are your chamchas are they in the queue. You b them as pm friend . Please look after yourself and let Modi take care of the rest
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                mathee
                Nov 16, 2016 at 1:41 pm
                pappu thinks that others are s like him. Where was his love for poor when his mamma and other congis were looting this country through Bofors, 2G Scam, 3G scam, Adarsh Scam, Coal Scam, Emrbraer plane Scam, VIP Chopper Scam, Vadra Land Scam, DLF Scam, Maran Brothers Scam, e Jet Scam.... there is countless number of scams done by these looters and now Pappu is acting like a Messiah of poor. Do u think that any one will believe u Scamster ???lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;U better go to Italy along with foreigner mamma........ We Indians know how to take care of things here. U please dont worry.
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                  Mohan
                  Nov 16, 2016 at 1:52 pm
                  The current bad loans are granted in Congress's rule, so called industrial friends took benefit of then slipping govt and stacked money abroad..
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                    Radha Ram
                    Nov 16, 2016 at 2:33 pm
                    Why can't RahulJI also talk about "the action taken against black money" (?) during THEIR regimes in the last 60 years!
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                      TAMILAN
                      Nov 16, 2016 at 1:27 pm
                      Rahul never talks about the inaction of his g old party for 60 years...............has he woken up only now ? can he give one single instance where his earlier pappa mamma governments took action against black money ? letting out empty gas now will not help............... india does not believe rahul any more...
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                        shiruy
                        Nov 16, 2016 at 1:29 pm
                        If pappu has evidence, he should file cases in court.....and not keep making silly statements.....the IQ level of press reporters is also at an all time low to give morons like pappy coverage....
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                          tr
                          Nov 16, 2016 at 1:52 pm
                          Pappu write off in financial sector does not mean karj mafi!!lt;br/gt;Stop misguiding us!lt;br/gt;U r back to your 2014 allegation!!lt;br/gt;W day i sat listening to rajya sabha and all opposition did was baseless allegation and rumor story and news(bluffing)lt;br/gt;CONGRESS DEATH POLITICS NEVER ENDS!!!lt;br/gt;People dying in ques is unfortunate but who is responsible for rumors?its the opposition..U guys are trying to get them scare in name of business,scam,loan.lt;br/gt;Guys there is ample amount of time for xchange of notes..take your time...don't stress out...if its legal no1 will take away your money.
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                            Tuhina
                            Nov 16, 2016 at 2:19 pm
                            Indian Express only shows what they want and what their handlers tell them... every day Jawans die on the border .. no body says that why are they dyeing due to terrorists attacks.. but this news of people standing in rows and queues and facing a little discomfort is a big news... every day 100s die of different reasons.. natural and un-natural but why have you never highlighted that... coz that is not news and now ma to show... shame on this sort of derogatory Journalism.. shame of the miss use of freedom of speech. I believe the correct way of implementing this demonetization doing this was to take Indra hi's way .. declare emergency and then do it...Democracy dies in India because of People like you and our low level opposition party leaders.
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                              Tuhina
                              Nov 16, 2016 at 2:08 pm
                              Rahul is lost... all the corruption took place during Congress rule but they are trying to put the blame on this government. Just a question for him... how does people have so much black money if his government had such good policy... 70 years of miss rule and now if some one tries to correct the same ... he is corrupt and favour big shots... a big laugh.. Opposition comprising of people like Rahul , Mamta (Sharda kaand), Arvind Kejriwal ( cartoon of Politics and U-turn expert.), CPI-M leaders (communist thinkers who believe in making poorer poor and rich richer, please check your legacy), JD(U), BSP , SP all parties trying to stop this because all their money gone.. they are poor like common man.. poor like the people whom they have made poor till date under their rule... Shame on opposition party.. India is watching.. beware.. common man is not longer blind.
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