New Delhi, Dec 28: On 132nd foundation day of Indian National Congress, party’s vice president Rahul Gandhi once again took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government on its demonetisation move. Rahul Gandhi reiterated that the demonetisation decision is taken to benefit 50 rich families. Rahul Gandhi put a slew of demands before Modi-government, asking to remove restrictions on cash withdrawals.
Addressing a press conference, Rahul Gandhi asked Modi-government to increase wages under MGNREGA scheme and sales and income tax rebate to small traders. The Congress leader also demanded loan waiver for farmers. “Restrictions on withdrawals must be lifted now. It is taking away the financial independence of the people,” said Rahul Gandhi. “PM must explain how he will he compensate farmers who are affected the most by demonetisation. We demand their loans be waived off,” he added.
Slamming the government on demonetisation, Rahul Gandhi said PM Narendra Modi should disclose how much black money has been recovered post November 8. The Gandhi scion also asked PM Modi to reveal names of Swiss bank account holders.
“PM Modi should reveal how much black money has been recovered post November 8, how much economic loss nation suffered and how many people lost their lives,” said Rahul Gandhi. “PM Modi should reveal the list of people who deposited more than Rs 25 lakh in their bank accounts 2 months before November 8,” he added.