Rahul Gandhi has exposed Prime Minister Modi's false claims: Congress

| Updated: Dec 22, 2016 14:05 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Dec. 22 (ANI): The Congress has said that party vice president Rahul Gandhi has exposed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's false claims during his rally in Mehsana, Gujarat, yesterday. "Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was a chief minister for 12 years in Gujarat had always claimed of being a clean guy and that he never takes money, he never takes bribe, he is not a corrupt person. Now for past two and a half years he has been claiming that he is an honest and he has not taken money from anyone but today in Mehsana in Gujarat our vice president honourable Rahul Gandhiji has exposed Narendra Modi," Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam told ANI. "How he has been taking money from various companies that record has been put before the people of this country by Rahul Gandhi," he added. Nirupam asked Narendra Modi to apologise from the people of this country and accept that he is a corrupt, he has taken bribe and in the name of corruption and black money he has put the whole country in huge trouble. Alleging a nexus between the rich and Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday had said that demonetisation was not aimed at curbing the menace of black money but harassing the poor and middle class. "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)