Govt looking for a Math tutor, please apply to PMO ASAP, says Rahul Gandhi on RBI’s counting of demonetised notes

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 13 July 2017, 08:14 PM
Rahul Gandhi (Image: ANI)
Rahul Gandhi (Image: ANI)

Taking a jibe at RBI Governor Urjit Patel’s statement that they are still counting demonetised notes, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that government is looking for a Math tutor and requested people to apply to PMO ASAP.

Earlier in the day, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram took a dig at the RBI for buying note-counting machines eight months after demonetisation and asked the federal bank if it had heard of "leasing" equipment.

"RBI buying note counting machines 8 months after demonetisation! Has RBI not heard of 'leasing'," he tweeted.

Chidambaram also poked fun at the NDA's Mudra scheme, which the government claims has provided self-employment opportunities to over 7 crore people, especially the youth.

"7.28 crore youth self-employed under MUDRA loan scheme' -- that is title of mythological serial beginning today. Scriptwriters may apply," he posted on Twitter.

RBI Governor Urjit Patel, while appearing before a Parliamentary panel, is understood to have said the deposited banned notes were still being counted and therefore he was not in a position to give a figure on the scrapped currency that was back in the system.

First Published: Thursday, July 13, 2017 08:10 PM
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