Rahul Gandhi’s demonetisation sarcasm strikes a chord at Congress meet

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi took an aggressive avatar against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Congress party’s national convention held in Delhi on Wednesday. His speech was laced with humour and sarcasm as he took on the government over demonetisation.

Written by Kanishka Singh | New Delhi | Updated: January 11, 2017 2:36 pm
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi (PTI photo) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi (PTI photo)

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi took an aggressive avatar against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Congress party’s national convention held in Delhi on Wednesday. His speech was laced with humour and sarcasm as he took on the government over demonetisation.

Gandhi lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party and the RSS at the convention over a myriad number of issues including demonetisation, MGNREGA and economic slowdown. He called Baba Ramdev as the BJP’s chief economist and criticised PM Modi’s decision to continue with MGNREGA after ‘terming it one of the biggest failures of the Congress government’. He also raised the issue of drop in manufacturing sector after demonetisation, notably in automobile sales alleging that demonetisation has taken the manufacturing sector to a position it was 16 years ago.

In the last two months when the demonetisation was announced, Rahul launched a sustained campaign against the government. In election rallies in Uttar Pradesh and press conferences, an aggressive Rahul Gandhi tried to corner the government on how the demonetisation scheme was announced and implemented.     

In the last Congress Working Committee meeting that Rahul chaired in absence of his mother Sonia Gandhi, who is also Congress president, the members unanimously supported the idea of his taking charge of the party. The CWC is made up of the top members of the party. Sonia was absent in the convention as well on account of bad health.

However, Rahul seems to be taking charge slowly. His attempt to reinvent himself is showing clearly and he will want to take that image to the poll bound states instead of giving a chance to the PM to ridicule him again.

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First Published on: January 11, 2017 2:07 pm
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    Ash
    Jan 11, 2017 at 9:05 am
    Need an educated PM like Rahul.One who doesn't have an overinflated opinion of himself,who recognises the benefit of consultation.lt;br/gt;We need to plan again ,not go in sudden fits without any thought.Need to get out of this mentality that anyone knows all.No matter who.lt;br/gt;Even a Nobel will be humble and readily accept that he has very limited knowledge.
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      Arun Murthy
      Jan 11, 2017 at 10:24 am
      Woho! Raga is educated? Did he get some degree during his vacation in London?
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        Abhimanyu
        Jan 11, 2017 at 10:40 am
        it is the pm with the fake degree who is uneducated. can't even speak english properly with good pronounciation. on top of that, makes illiterate decisions on a reflex without any consultation. rahul speaks the best hindi and english with apt pronounciation and is much more educated than what the PM can ever hope to achieve.
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          HR
          Jan 11, 2017 at 1:33 pm
          Rahul hi then climbs tallest tower he can find, get loudest loudspeaker that he can get, calls Bharitya Danga Party what it is a Danga Party, accuses Gujrat Danga Overseer Modi of what he did, accuses him of taking money, calls short cut of demonetisation of what it is, a hoax of seizing all black money. Yes.
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            Jay Shen
            Jan 11, 2017 at 9:12 am
            Moron comes back after his Christmas and new year vacation like some school going kid and now continues to rant about demonetization, and check out the headlines these pressutes have given as if this morons words contains so much weight age, clearly shows how media houses like these have become long-standing boot lickers of the hi family
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              Krish
              Jan 11, 2017 at 10:37 pm
              I wonder as to how these politicians like RaGa, Mamta and their like have become so bankrupt in their ideas in that when demonetization is no more an issue for the public right now as a Uber driver was telling to NDTV the other day how is the issue going to benefit them? Their blind followers may clap them but where is the public support. RaGa should better prepare to defend his Mom for the mess she was creating in the company of Aruna Roy, Harish Mander and others by making Dr. MMS a puppet as this is likely to be a major embarrment soon. Krish
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                OPS Menon
                Jan 11, 2017 at 11:22 am
                So after 'recharging his battery' RG is back!Can we expect any 'earthquake'?
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                  RAJIBABA
                  Jan 11, 2017 at 11:59 am
                  RAGA RECHARGED HIS BATTERY AFTER LONG VISITS OF RED DISTRICTS OF EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
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                    Raman Govindan
                    Jan 11, 2017 at 10:36 am
                    when the other top leaders are die hard coteries, there will be a lot of paid clapping for his talk!
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                      Truth is
                      Jan 11, 2017 at 12:56 pm
                      If RaGa become the PM in 2019, Modi only is to blamed. This foolish demonetisation is going to be the sole reason for Modi's defeat.
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                        Subhu
                        Jan 11, 2017 at 3:45 pm
                        Very true.
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                          mannan
                          Jan 11, 2017 at 2:10 pm
                          lolly pappu is blabbering. wish someone advises him to keep his stinking mouth SHUT
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