Rahul Gandhi asks PM Narendra Modi to participate in demonetisation debate in Parliament

25 November 2016, 06:42 PM
Rahul Gandhi asks PM Modi to participate on demonetisation debate in Parliament (Image Source: Getty)
Rahul Gandhi asks PM Modi to participate on demonetisation debate in Parliament (Image Source: Getty)

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "absence" in the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament. Further, on Friday Gandhi also demanded PM Modi's participation in the debate on demonetization.

Speaking to reporters at the Parliament premises, Congress vice president Gandhi said the Prime Minister had "laughed" at the misery of people post demonetisation (during his visit to Japan earlier this month) and become emotional while speaking on the issue.

"Let's see what emotions appear on his face when he comes to the Lok Sabha," Gandhi said as he dared the Prime Minister to take part in the debate.

"The main issue is that the Prime Minister doesn't come to the Lok Sabha for discussion. The moment he comes to Lok Sabha, doodh ka doodh, paani ka paani ho jayega (everything will be clear).

"The PM doesn't want to sit in Lok Sabha. We have been stopped from speaking in the Lok Sabha. What you are you scared of?" Gandhi asked.

Taking a dig at the Prime Minister over him addressing the Global Citizen Fest nearly a week ago, Gandhi said the Prime Minister can address "pop concerts" but doesn't attend discussion on demonetisation in House.

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Gandhi further stressed the moment discussion takes place in the Lok Sabha in the presence of Modi, it will become clear who the PM had allegedly told about in advance about the November8 move.

Gandhi suggested the BJP leaders were aware of the move.

"He (Modi) is speaking outside, in pop concert, but not in the Lok Sabha," Gandhi said.

"Modi ji was laughing (while addressing an event in Japan), then he cried. Come to House, then you will know what emotion his emotion will be in the House," he said.

Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma reiterated the opposition's demand for Modi's presence in the House during the demonetisation debate, saying that accountability has to be fixed for the chaos and the financial anarchy caused due to the move.

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First Published: Friday, November 25, 2016 06:28 PM
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