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Demonetisation a ‘shrewd scheme’ to help PM’s ‘suit-booted friends’: Rahul Gandhi


New Delhi, Nov 8 (PTI): Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday alleged that demonetisation was a planned “brutal conspiracy” and a “shrewd scheme” to convert the black money of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “suit-booted friends”. On the second anniversary of demonetisation, he also said that there was nothing innocent about this “scam” and claimed that drawing any other meaning out of it was an insult to the intelligence of the nation.

Gandhi’s remarks came after former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s scathing assessment of the demonetisation exercise. He said the “scars and wounds” it caused are getting more visible with time and the decision’s second anniversary is a day to remember how “economic misadventures” can roil the nation.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made a strong defence, saying demonetisation resulted in the formalisation of the economy and increased tax base, with the government earmarking more resources for the poor and infrastructure development.

“Note ban was a premeditated brutal conspiracy. This scam was a shrewd scheme to convert the black money of Prime Minister’s suit-booted friends to white. Nothing was innocent in this scam. Drawing any other meaning of it would be an insult of the intelligence of the nation,” Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.


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  • vnayak, Mangalore/Switzerland

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    I am yet to see a true,factual and honest cost/benefit analysis of the demonetization decision, not just vague and fake promises.

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  • Sunil, Blore

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Only our farmers can teach feku a bitter lesson during election time.

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Through 'Demonetization' Prime Minister Modi wanted to make India 'Cashless' economy.

    In 2 years after demonetisation, it’s clear that ‘black money’ was neither burned nor drowned in rivers, as the PM had claimed. The rich have become richer and Narendra Modi has gone silent.

    Instead of 'Cashless' economy, Citizens of India became 'Cashless', farmers of India became 'Cashless' took suicide.

    Now on the instructions of RSS economic wing 'Swadeshi Jagaran Manch' now wants 3 lakh crores from RBI treasury to clear the mess and $150 Billion looted from public sector bank.

    Prime Minister Modi failed to run the economy the country. He should tender his resignation as promised in Goa after demonetization to correct the mess in 50 days.

    Jai Hind

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    How can you believe in or support a man who
    1.Who stood in a queue for about 2 odd hours to get a 2k note and flew abroad later ?
    2.Who showed a Fata Kurtha at one of his speeches ,saying that he was poor and flew to Thailand some days later ?
    I mean ....how can anybody be so stupid and want to find support?
    I am really at a loss to understand....

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India.

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru
    I am glad that those affected because of demonetisation, have openly condemning this ill fated demonetisation. Visit any building material outlets in manglaore and they will try to sell the products less than their cost price because they want to empty their warehouse. Such is the situation of the retailers.

    What Rahul Gandhi has said, is 100% truth; Demonetisation a ‘shrewd scheme’ to help PM’s ‘suit-booted friends

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  • Swamy, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    BJP made all theirs and thier buddies money white, they also raided opposition alleging tax evasion and unaccounted money through IT and hoarded that money and made white and added to thier account. BJP proclaims different in its public speech but its deeds are different altogether. Has BJP so far given total account of black money collected???. No, because all is converted into white and is credited to their account. Now BJP wants sole control of RBI to Loot and Destroy India.

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  • Pai, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Look who is talking.
    A guy out on a bail from a thousands of score SCAM

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    When campaigning in 2014, weren't Modi/Shah also on bail ?

    How everything of them is clear now ?

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Phataa Kurthaa
    Silaaya Bejaa
    Phir wohi Gaana Leke Aaya
    Apnaa haan Bhai Apnaa
    One and only RaGa.
    Even the Exit Polls are not indicating a clear majority for the ND A.
    However Congress is nowhere in the picture.It is for you to use your resources and
    the might of political acumen around you to strike gold.However,if you go on like a
    broken record things may not work out.
    Think something new and from out of the box.
    Don't be predictable....My advice to you.
    For your supporters sake .....at least

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  • Peter, Blore

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    And Feku is highly unpredictable in his fekugiri but very predictable to his suit-boot gujju friends...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Ambani, Adani & Jindal made all their "Black money White" ...

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Yours remained Black or White ?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    We are talking about Money & not Whiskey ...

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Agreed it's money.
    Can't help if you cannot read properly at this hour Sir.
    I asked : Yours remained Black or White ?
    Not : Is your brand Black & White ? Ok ?
    Cheers ....

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    Bandu maam why black and white can go this hour green label and blue label as well cheers.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 8 2018

    My brand will still remain "DSP Black" ...

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