Upping his ante against Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the “mother-son duo” were out on bail, yet they question the government’s demonetisation move.
Modi’s apparent reference was the National Herald case. Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi are out on bail the case. Both the Congress leaders have been questioning the benefits of demonetisation in the run-up to the assembly elections in five states.
On occasion of the second anniversary of demonetisation on November 8, Rahul Gandhi had called notes ban a "monumental blunder".
"The mother-son duo who are out on bail are giving me a certificate and asking from me the benefits of demonetisation... Those who are out on bail are distributing certificates of honesty... They forget that it was due demonetisation that they had to seek bail," Modi said at an election rally in Chhattisgarh Bilaspur, where assembly polls are scheduled on November 20.
“Congress’s politics is centred on one family. Which poor doesn’t want gas connection or bank balance? But the family in Congress is disconnected from people. They neither have the will nor the leadership to bring changes,” NDTV quoted Modi as saying.
Modi say the Congress leaders forget that it was due to demonetisation that they had to seek bail, adding that “those seeking bail are giving certificate to Modi”.
“Some people want to create differences between people — between rich and poor, between urban and rural. BJP believes if India has to grow, differences among people should be done away with. Only development can do that, and BJP is committed to that,” he said.