Congress vice-president, Rahul Gandhi on Friday has said that the BJP and the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi were busy dividing society in their quest to retain power. He said, only the Congress ideology could take on the BJP and the RSS. He also took potshots at the saffron government on demonetisation and termed the exercise as a total flop.
“Entire India knows that it turned the black money of India’s ‘thieves’ to white,” the Congress leader said. “First they said demonetisation would result in checking terror. Then they said demonetisation would check black money. The reality is that everyone in India knows that 90 per cent of black money is in real estate, gold,” he said. “We don’t know the reason why Modi was after the cash of farmers, poor labourers and housewives,” he added.
Gandhi also took a dig at RBI. “We had asked in Parliament about the amount of black money unearthed in the demonetisation exercise. It took RBI a year to say that 99 per cent of old money came back in the coffers,” he said. Gandhi accused the government for GDP reaching “a low of 4.5 per cent”.
He said, anger was building up with BJP and Modi engaged in dividing society. “In Haryana they pit Jat vs non Jat and in Maharashtra they create a Maratha vs non Maratha divide. Their only goal is that BJP and RSS should be in power,” he alleged.