Rahul Gandhi Says Remaining Loan Of Select Industrialists Will Be Waived Off By PM Narendra Modi
He also termed demonetisation as the “biggest ever scam” of the country, addressing a rally in Deori town in Sagar district of poll-bound Madhya Pradesh.
Rahul also said, “I met Modi ji and asked him about waiving farmers’ loans. But he did not speak a word… He wrote off loans worth Rs 3.5 lakh crore of select industrialists and will slowly waive their remaining loan to the tune of Rs 12 lakh crore.”
He later added, “Modi let (Vijay) Mallya, Nirav (Modi), (Mehul) Choksi flee the country with public money, leaving the countrymen behind in bank queues (during demonetisation).”
Rahul asked, “but have you seen any big persons like Ambani in queues after demonetisation.” On November 8, which marked the second anniversary of demonetisation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday had defended the note ban drive, saying “prophets of doom” have been proven wrong as hard data of two years shows an increase in tax base, greater formalisation of the economy and India retaining the fastest growing economy tag for the fifth year in a row.
The Congress chief also accused the prime minister of not talking about (eradicating) corruption any more. Rahul Gandhi also targeted Modi over his promise of providing two crore jobs, saying despite programmes like Make in India and Startup India, the NDA government was able to provide only 450 jobs in 24 hours, whereas China created 50,000 jobs in the same time.