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Demonetisation not fight against corruption, but an attack on 99% Indians: Rahul Gandhi targets PM Modi in Goa rally

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi On Friday Criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi For His Demonetisation Policy And Campaign Against Black Money During A Public Address In Goa.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 16 Dec 2016, 07:22:38 PM
Demonetisation an attack on 99% Indians: Rahul Gandhi attack PM Modi in Goa rally (ANI Image)

New Delhi:

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his demonetisation policy and campaign against black money during a public address in Goa. 

Addressing a gathering of party supporters and members in poll-bound Goa, Rahul Gandhi said, “Demonetisation is not fight against corruption, it is an attack on India’s 99 per cent honest population.”

The senior Congress leader further accused PM Modi of squeezing money from poor Indians to comfort 1 per cent rich Indians. 

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“In the last 2 and half years, 1 per cent rich people have acquired 60 per cent of country's money. One per cent super-rich people usurped Rs 8 lakh crore from India's banks and when they didn't return money, you (Centre) called it non-performing asset,” Rahul Gandhi said in Margao, Goa on Friday. 

In last 2.5 years, PM Modi waived off Rs 1,10,000 crore of these people. After demonetisation, he waived off Vijay Mallya's Rs 1200 crore, he added. 

Congress leader, who met PM Modi earlier in the day, however added that his party wants to eradicate corruption from the country, “If NDA govt wants to take a step against it, party will give its 100% support.”

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Rahul Gandhi even accused PM Modi assisting the 'super-rich' in embazzling funds, "In Modiji’s cashless economy, 5-6 per cent cash will magically disappear from every transaction and those 1 per cent super-rich people will get it."

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First Published : 16 Dec 2016, 07:07:00 PM