Ban on notes affecting only common man: Rahul
Mumbai – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has severely criticized the Narendra Modi government for inconvenience caused to common people due to scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. Gandhi, who arrived in the city on Tuesday, was addressing a press conference at MCA. He further said, “Only common people are seen in lines in front of banks and ATMs to withdraw money to save themselves from cash crunch. The black money hoarders are nowhere seen. Are these common people, government employees black money hoarders,” he asked. The congress leader also said that condition in villages is grim than cities and government should do something for them immediately. While targeting prime minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi said that Modi should decided whether to laugh or cry on common man’s plight. Modi had already informed BJP workers about his decision and hence they were showing bundles of new Rs 2000 notes in West Bengal before before the announcement of Modi’s decision. “If he wanted to uproot the black money menace by scrapping Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, then why he introduced Rs 2000 notes. There seems to be a big scam under the garb of scrapping these notes,” alleged Gandhi. He also claimed that there is a politics behind this decision and big fish are let scot free by Modi. Rahul Gandhi refused to comment on Modi’s mother standing in a queue at bank to exchange currency notes. Earlier, Congress leaders from the state including State president Ashok Chavan, city chief Sanjay Nirupam, former CMs Prithviraj Chavan and Narayan Rane, leader of opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Congress general secretary Gurudas Kamat and many others welcomed Rahul Gandhi at city airport.