New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday hit back at Rahul Gandhi over his repetitive attack at the Centre over demonetisation. Launching a scathing attack on the Congress President, senior BJP leader Sambit Patra, while addressing a press conference said, “Today Rahul Ji in Chhattisgarh asked ‘did anyone saw any rich black money holder get out of a big car and stand in the line during #Demonetisation’? Would like to tell him yes we saw you get out of your 4 crore car and stand in line.”
Adding further he said, “It is sad to see the INC India harping on lies regarding demonetisation even after two years. After note ban, there has been a huge fall in Naxalism. There has been a fall of 60% in Naxal-related cases.”
Earlier in the day, Gandhi scion had questioned BJP government that why no black money holder was seen in the queues during demonetisation. “All of you were standing in long queues during #Demonetisation but not one black money holder was seen. Also, Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi, and Mehul Choksi ran away from the country with your money,” Gandhi had said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed his maiden rally in poll-bound Chhattisgarh attacked the Congress and alleged that the party is supporting urban Maoists.
Talking about Kashmir issue, Patra said, “The Abdullah family wakes up every day and asks for autonomy. If after ruling the state for three generations, they still think that Kashmir is a complicated issue, it is time they give the answers and not just ask a question.”
It is to be noted here that recently all the local parties including PDP, NC had boycotted local elections and demanded centre to clear its stand on Article 35A of the constitution.
The first phase on November 12 will see 18 seats of eight Maoist-affected districts go to polls. Of these, 12 are Scheduled Tribe seats while one is a Scheduled Caste-reserved seat. The campaigning for the same will end on Saturday.
The remaining 72 constituencies will go to polls on November 20 and counting of votes will be held on December 11.
A total of 1,291 candidates are in the fray for the two-phased state polls.