What an idea, sirji!, exclaims Rahul

What an idea, sirji!, exclaims Rahul

Continuing his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s key initiatives in his campaign rallies across western Uttar Pradesh, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday made a satire of demonetisation, saying “what an idea, sirji!”.

Rahul said in a satirical vein that Modi came up with “an idea” on November 8 — the day demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes was announced.

“He said ‘bhaiyo aur behno I have an idea! The money you have in your pocket, the money farmers have in their pockets, I will make them redundant’,” said Rahul.

Rahul said the prime minister justified the move as an idea to tackle corruption, which left experts bemused, enamouring only a few journalists.

The reality, Rahul said, was that the move robbed farmers and the poor of their hard-earned money.

Despite the Opposition being critical of the note ban decision, the BJP has made it a poll issue owing to the party’s internal feedback that it has created a positive buzz.

In his 45-minute speech, the Gandhi scion also raked up issues of the farmers’ plight, unemployment among youth and migration to other states in search of jobs.

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