Launching an attack on Congress Vice President Rahul ahead of budget session, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that he (Rahul) is interested only in disrupting parliament proceedings.
“Prime Minister was thinking of the next generation while Rahul Gandhi was only looking at how to disrupt the next Session of Parliament,” Jaitley wrote in Facebook post.
The budget session of parliament begins on January 30 – the Union budget will be presented on February 1.
The winter session in December had been continuously disrupted after the opposition launched a concerted attack on the government pointing to the woes of the common man following the currency ban.
He also claimed that serpentine queues outside banks have disappeared.
As well, the fact that there was no social unrest during this inconvenient period shows that “an overwhelmingly large percentage of people have supported the centre’s decision to take out of circulation Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, the minister added.
“It (note ban) is obviously disruptive. All reforms are disruptive. They change the retrograde status quo. The demonetisation puts a premium on honesty and penalises dishonest conduct… (Therefore, those opposing it have) sided with the black money friendly status quo,” Jaitley said.