Rahul always makes baseless sppeches: BJP

| Updated: Dec 22, 2016 14:00 IST

Patna [India], Dec. 22 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday dismissed the allegation of Congress party's vice president Rahul Gandhi that Sahara paid nine times to Prime Minister Modi in six months. BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain told ANI on Thursday that these ridiculous allegations were being made in the wake of the Chandigarh BJP unit winning the municipal corporation polls recently. "Rahul Gandhi is insulting the country by making offense on Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi," Hussain told ANI. "As far as a particular allegation is concerned, there was an NGO of Mr. Prashant Bhushan, which had gone to the Supreme Court on the same case. The Supreme Court had heard the case and a two-judge bench had delivered its observations, saying that no investigation can be ordered because of the unsubstantiated allegations and on unsubstantiated allegations, the highest Constitutional authority of the country cannot be questioned in the way that you are trying to question, the Congress Party and vice president Rahul Gandhi while warding off allegations levelled that Sahara people paid nine times to Prime Minister Modi in six months," he added. On Wednesday, Gandhi said, "Demonetisation move wasn't made against corruption or black money. It was against the honest poor people. Don't know why Modi ji did not target 94 percent of black money but the other six percent," he said while addressing a rally here. Referring to the writing off of Vijay Mallya's loan by the government, Gandhi said, "Modi ji cannot bring back money taken as loans by one percent rich people and hence he is using the money of poor to waive of this debt. When the Switzerland Government has given you the list of names of people having black money deposited in Swiss bank then why are you not disclosing their names in Parliament?" Gandhi said that Prime Minister Modi's aim is to keep the common man's money in banks for at least six-seven months so that he can waive off the loans of rich. Speaking on the impact of demonetisation on farmers, Gandhi said, "A farmer does not purchase his seeds by cheque or card, but in cash. You (PM Modi) have taken away that cash from them." Gandhi's rally comes a fortnight after Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a farmers' gathering in the same district, where he accused the Opposition of not allowing him to speak in Parliament over demonetisation. Mehsana is Prime Minister Modi's home district. It is also the economic hub of north Gujarat, where the Congress has a stronghold. (ANI)