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Rahul Gandhi trying to weaken fight against black money: BJP

The senior leader was talking to reporters here after inaugurating a 'chowk' in the name of legendary singer Mohammed Rafi in suburban Bandra.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: December 24, 2016 1:46 pm
Rahul Gandhi, black money, Narendra Modi, demonetisation, BJP, news, latest news, India news, national news “He (Gandhi) is engaging in baseless, uncalled for rhetoric on allegations only to weaken the fight against black money and corruption. But he will not succeed in doing so,” BJP MP Shahnawaz Hussain said.

Slamming Rahul Gandhi for levelling allegations of corruption against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP Saturday said the Congress Vice President is engaging in “baseless and uncalled for rhetoric” only to weaken the fight against black money. “The nation today is going ahead in its fight against black money due to the initiatives taken by PM Modi. He has already made India Congress-mukt (free of Congress) and now wants to make the nation corruption free as well,” BJP MP Shahnawaz Hussain said.

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The senior leader was talking to reporters here after inaugurating a ‘chowk’ in the name of legendary singer Mohammed Rafi in suburban Bandra.

“He (Gandhi) is engaging in baseless, uncalled for rhetoric on allegations only to weaken the fight against black money and corruption. But he will not succeed in doing so,” he said. Responding to a query on Maharashtra government splurging around Rs 3,600 crore on a memorial for Chhatrapati Shivaji at a time when the state is reeling under severe debt, Hussain said that for a towering figure like the Maratha warrior, who is revered across the nation, politics should not be played on the money being spent on the memorial.

“Our government has only fulfilled the long standing wish of the people. The whole nation is proud of Shivaji Maharaj and he is loved across the world. There are various benefits of constructing the memorial like increase of tourism, etc” Hussain said. He further said that the construction of a memorial is an achievement for the whole nation.

Escalating his attack on Modi over note ban in the last couple of days, Rahul had said that demonetisation was not a surgical strike on corruption and black money as projected by the prime minister and his ministers but was an “economic robbery” and “firebombing on India’s poor”.

The Congress Vice President says the Prime Minister has put “99 per cent people” in the country to hardships and not targeted the “1 per cent super rich” who “held all the black money”. According to him, five per cent of every online transactions in a cashless economy will go to “those 50 families”.

He has also been reiterating his charge of “crores of rupees” allegedly being paid to Modi by business houses on different occasions when he was Gujarat Chief Minister and has sought the PM’s reply to the charges.

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    Earthkeeper
    Dec 24, 2016 at 10:15 am
    Another day another joke lt;br/gt;This country is being run by clowns
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      Ashok
      Dec 24, 2016 at 11:40 am
      Sir ji where is the black money only 400 crores cash found in new notes jobs losses much more only you guys can make loud noises
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      1. Eknath Meshram
        Dec 24, 2016 at 10:19 am
        NO POLITICAL PARTY IS HOLY COW. ALL POLITICAL PARTIES USE CORRUPTION MONEY TO GRAB THE POWER BY HOOK OR CROOK AND AFTER GRABING THE POWER MISUSE THE POWER FOR PERPETUATING CORRUPTION. NO POLITICAL PARTY IS READY FOR CASHLESS DONATIONS. ALL POLITICAL PARTIES ARE NOT READY TO COME UNDER THE PURVIEW OF RTI. THE RULING PARTY HAS NOT YET INSTALLED LOKPAL AND LOKAYUTAS. THE RULING GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO PROTECT CORRUPT BUREAUCRATS AND OTHER GOVT. EMPLOYEES BY MAKING IT MANDATORY TO SEEK PERMISSION FROM CONCERNED HEADS OF DEPTTS BEFORE TAKING ACTION AGAINST CORRUPT PERSONS. THESE ARE NOT THE WAYS AND MEANS TO ERADICATE CORRUPTION. NOT ONLY RAHUL HI, ALL THE POLITICAL PARTIES ARE NOT SINCERELY AND HONESTLY INTERESTED IN ERADICATING CORRUPTION INCLUDING BJP.. THE PEOPLE ARE CONFUSED THAT WHO IS EXPERT IN FOOLING MORE.
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          Dec 24, 2016 at 11:51 am
          First Ambhi (Naqvi)and now Mir Jafar is speaking ................ someone had 90 Croore in New notes, some had 1.5 crore kahin 90 Lakhs in new notes, tip of the ice berg and those who toiled and saved are dying in QUEUES ........... INdians u DESERVE MODI
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            Dec 24, 2016 at 1:04 pm
            But your gang members are saying he's not a serious leader. No one takes Rahul hi seriously. So why are you taking him seriously? You know that what your govt has done to common people and now you want to hide behind Rahul.
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