Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi, says demonetisation result of power concentration in one man

Allahabad: Concentration of power in the hands of one individual is dangerous for the country and chaos due to demonetisation is a direct result of this, Rahul Gandhi on Monday said in a direct attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Flagging the inconveniences people are facing due to "poor implementation" of the demonetisation decision, he said the move has "dented" the Indian economy hugely and caused tremendous hardship to fishermen, farmers, labourers and daily wage earners.

File photo of Rahul Gandhi. PTI

File photo of Rahul Gandhi. PTI

The Congress vice president added that the entire Opposition was one on this matter and would jointly take on the government in Parliament. "Concentration of power in the hands of one individual is not good but dangerous for the country. The chaos due to the prime minister's decision of demonetisation is a direct result of this concentration of power," he said.

"The demonetisation decision has hurt the economy in unimaginable ways and has severely dented it besides hitting the fishermen in coastal areas, farmers in northern India, labourers, artisans and daily wage earners," he said.

"The prime minister took this decision without thinking of the consequences. The entire Opposition is together on this issue and will jointly take on the government in Parliament," said Rahul, who was with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Vadra at the historic Anand Bhavan in Allahabad for the inauguration of a photo exhibition on the life of former prime minister Indira Gandhi.

Interacting with the leaders of Uttar Pradesh Congress on the lawns of Swaraj Bhavan, the house where his grandmother Indira was born, Rahul asked them about the preparations for the Uttar Pradesh elections.

He categorically asked them to take the message of implications of demonetisation among the people. The Congress plans to mount a nationwide campaign against demonetisation to corner the government and Modi on the issue.

Updated Date: Nov 21, 2016 20:26 PM

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