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Poor shouldn't be forced to accept concept of cashless economy, says Rahul Gandhi

Referring To The Upcoming Goa Elections, Rahul Said That His Party Will Emerge Victorious And Form The Next Government Which Will Address The Woes Of The Poor In The Coastal State.

PTI | Updated on: 17 Dec 2016, 03:09:34 PM
Rahul Gandhi (Image Source: ANI)


Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi claimed said that his party was not against the formation of a cashless economy but claimed that one should not force the poor to accept the concept.

"We are not against a cashless economy but we don't want it to be forced on the poor by the Government," the 46-year- old Congress MP said.

People who used to get full value of Rs 100 in cash now have to pay 5 to 6 per cent as a commission when they use card for making payment, he said, addressing an election rally in Fatorda village.

"This 5 to 6 per cent goes in the pockets of 1 per cent super rich people who are friends of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he alleged.

"The poor should not be hurt in the name of cashless economy," he said.

Referring to the upcoming Goa elections, Rahul said that his party will emerge victorious and form the next government which will address the woes of the poor in the coastal state.

"We will eradicate unemployment, protect land and take action against casinos. Whatever Congress will do, it would be for the development of Goa. If we find even a minor case of corruption, we will take strict action." 

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First Published : 17 Dec 2016, 02:55:00 PM