Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi, says demonetisation helped few crony capitalists

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday over issues faced by people due to demonetisation and said that it was a thoughtful move by PM to help his ‘crony capitalist friends’.

Taking to the microblogging site, Rahul shared a video of people sharing their views on demonetisation and said, “Modi ji, listen to the public on the anniversary of demonetisation!”

Earlier, Rahul in a tweet said, “Demonetisation was a thoughtful move of the PM to forgive loans amounting to crores of ‘Modi-Mitra’ capitalists with the money of the general public. Do not be mistaken – it was not a mistake, it was done intentionally. Raise your voice on four years of this national tragedy.”

On November 8, 2016, PM Modi had announced the demonetisation of all old series of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 banknotes and issued a new series of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 banknotes in exchange.