Rahul, Mamata share platform, say demonetisation has not been effective
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said Opposition will wholeheartedly support Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his actions against corrupt people. Addressing a press conference in the national Capital along with other opposition parties including TMC, RJD, and DMK, Mr Gandhi said along with fighting corruption, the Prime Minister should also answer allegations of personal corruption against him.
He continued his criticism of the government on demonetization scheme saying it has failed in curbing blackmoney. Mr Gandhi said Prime Minister Modi should disclose the real reason for demonetisation, and answer who is responsible for sufferings of poor people. He said that December 30 is approaching but there is no improvement in the situation.
Sharing the platform with the Congress Vice President, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked whether Mr Modi will take responsibility and resign if things remain unresolved even after 50 days. She alleged that demonetisation is a mega scam and accused the Central government of destroying the federal structure of the country. Ms Banerjee also alleged that country is going through undeclared economic emergency.
The ruling BJP was quick to react, terming the Congress-led opposition meet against demonetisation as a flop show of Rahul Gandhi. The party said the bubble of opposition unity had burst before it could even take off. Only eight of the 16 parties which had joined hands in Parliament against the NDA government over note ban were present on Wednesday.Talking to reporters in New Delhi, senior BJP leader and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad took potshots at Mr. Gandhi saying it was increasingly becoming clear that he lacked maturity. He said the opposition's exercise was laughable as those who were behind scams like 2G spectrum and Saradha chit fund had come together to attack Prime Minister Modi."