Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a sly dig at the Prime Minister on the ever-changing rules relating to the notes ban.
“RBI changes rules like Modiji changes clothes,” tweeted the Congress Vice President on his official Twitter handle.
RBI उसी तरीके से नियम बदल रही है, जिस तरीके से मोदीजी कपड़े बदलते हैं
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) December 20, 2016
The comment comes after the government’s latest announcement on the deposit of scrapped 500- and 1000-rupee notes, which will be accepted in banks for just 10 more days.
Another Congress leader, P Chidambaram, said in a series of tweets: “RBI makes new rule on deposit… FM contradicts… Who should the citizen believe? … Neither has credibility.”
On Monday, the government said that people can make just one deposit of more than 5,000 rupees in banned notes from now till December 30, and will have to explain why they had not deposited the money earlier.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley then clarified that no questions will be asked if any amount of the banned currency is deposited in one go, but multiple deposits may raise queries.
“If you have old currency, deposit it with banks at one go as repeat deposits of such notes raise doubts,” Mr Jaitley said today.
Mr Gandhi, who has been sharply critical of the notes ban, has been known for targeting the Prime Minister with a sartorial twist.
Last year, he dubbed the Modi government a “suit boot ki sarkar” in an unsubtle barb at the name-striped suit the PM controversially wore during US President Barack Obama’s visit for the 2015 Republic Day.
Months after that jibe, he accused PM Modi of changing his clothes “16 times” during a five-day US visit. “He will wear one suit, then another, then yellow clothes, then green, then blue, then pink… During his recent US visit, PM Modi was seen in 16 dresses on different occasions,” he said while campaigning in Bihar.