Keeping up the heat on demonetisation issue, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday launched an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In an oblique remark against the Narendra Modi govt, Rahul said that while the Congress party stands for fearlessness, "they believe in striking fear."
He said that the philosophy of the Congress party says ‘daro mat’, BJP, on the other hand says ‘daro aur darao’. He also claimed that the symbol of Congress can be found on every religion and it means fearlessness.
Here are the highlights:
#Narendra Modi delivered a dialogue that can be heard in Amitabh Bachchan's movies
#RSS and BJP can ruin the nation by spreading hatred. They are ruining the country by implementing denonetisation
#'Ram naam japna, gareeb ka maal apna' - this is the philosophy of suit-boot ki sarkar, we have to fight with it
#Jaise dialogue hote hain, waise hi PM ne kiya aur kaha "Mitron, ye jo jeb mein 500, 1000 ka note hai ab ye kaagaz ho gaya hai kaagaz"
#Narendra Modi launched surgical strikes on farmers and poors with demonetisation
#Crores of people were standing in lines, did you find any corrupt person there? The corrupt ones were at the bank's backdoor
#This country is wise, we got rid of the Britishers, we have landed on moon
#What Modi ji did? He said my name is Narendra Modi and I can snatch your (farmers') land
#Congress philosophy says 'daro mat', and the other philosophy says 'daro aur darao'
#I asked him how is that and what does it mean? He said 'daro mat, sachhayi ka saamna karo'
#Found Cong's symbol in Shiv ji, Gurunanak, Buddha, Mahavir's pictures.Asked Karan Singh ji what does it mean?He said 'daro mat'
Earlier on Wednesday, Rahul said that it is for the first time that India’s Prime Minister is being “ridiculed world over” for taking such an “ill-conceived” decision.
Addressing Congress’ ‘Jan Vedna’ meeting against note ban, the party Vice President said “achhe din” (good days) will come when Congress comes back to power at the Centre in 2019.
“For the fist time India’s Prime Minister is being ridiculed the world over..never before every single economist of any repute said that Prime Minister has taken an ill conceived decision,” Rahul said, adding “demonetisation was a personal decision of the Prime Minister.”
Alleging that economy has gone back 16 years under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress leader pointed to the sharp drop in automobile sales.
Rebutting charges by BJP leaders that Congress did nothing for the country, he said what BJP has done in its two-and-a-half years by targeting institutions like RBI and Judiciary, Congress could not in 70 years.
He alleged that BJP, RSS and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have weakened institutions like RBI, Judiciary and Election Commission which the Congress had built over the past several years.
He said the role of these institutions, which he described as “soul” of India, has been undermined by the present government.
“We respected RBI’s independence. It is the financial bedrock of India and now it is is being ridiculed. People in RSS and BJP are under the impression that nobody else’s opinion matters but theirs,” he said here.
Taking a dig at Modi’s 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign line that “achhe din” will come when BJP comes to power, he said only Congress’ return to power in 2019 will heard good days.
He also said Modi must ask why has the demand for MNREGA suddenly surged and why people are migrating for villages instead of cities.
(With inputs from agencies)