Congress President Rahul Gandhi while addressing media persons on Thursday in Delhi said that demonetisation implemented by PM Narendra Modi’s Government was nothing but a huge scam. Gandhi added that note ban was, in fact, implemented to benefit Modi’s ‘crony capitalist’ friends. Gandhi’s remarks come a day after Reserve Bank of India announced that 99% of the demonetised currency has returned to the banks.
Gandhi said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi carried out demonetisation to help 15-20 of his crony capitalist friends. That was the aim. PM’s friends converted black money into white money during demonetisation.” Referring to RBI’s report on the outcome of note ban exercise, Gandhi said, “Prime Minister Modi should answer why he inflicted a deep wound like demonetisation when issues like unemployment and low GDP rate remained.”
Rahul Gandhi also added that note ban was not a mistake but a attack on people.