BJP dares Rahul Gandhi to speak on demonetisation in Parliament

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today accused Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi of levelling baseless allegations against the government to grab headlines over demonetisation drive.
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India TV Politics Desk New Delhi December 08, 2016 15:42 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today accused Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi of levelling baseless allegations against the government to grab headlines over demonetisation drive. 

Daring him to speak on demonetisation issue in the Parliament, the ruling party said that on the one hand he claims to speak about the interests of the common man but on the other hand Congress was stalling Parliament for three weeks and wasting public money spent on running it. 

“Congress ran way from discussion in Parliament when it was in power and it is doing the same now when it is in the opposition,” party’s national secretary Shrikant Sharma said. 

"His (Rahul's) charges against the Modi government are borne out of his incompetence and arrogance. He is competing with Arvind Kejriwal in TRP politics by levelling baseless charges on almost daily basis. He is doing so merely for headlines. He should instead speak in Parliament not outside," Sharma added. 

Sharma was reacting after Rahul attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his "foolish decision", a reference to demonetization, has "devastated" the country. 

Earlier also, the Congress leader had targeted Modi over demonetization, accusing him of practising TRP politics and said the country has suffered damage due to his "vanity and incompetence". 

Sharma hit out at Rahul, saying he was rattled by Modi's offensive against black money and corruption as they are rooted in the opposition party's culture and said the Congress leader's allegations highlight his "mental bankruptcy". 

Congress does not want Modi to take developmental measures for the poor and farmers, he said, adding that the Prime Minister's fight is not against some political parties or persons but against corruption. 

"When 2G, coal block allocation and CWG scams happened during the UPA government, BJP wanted debate in Parliament but Congress ran away from it. It continues to avoid a debate even in opposition. It committed scams worth 12 lakh crore and is rattled by the Modi government's actions," he claimed. 

The Congress and other opposition parties have not allowed the Parliament to transact any business since the start of the Winter Session. They have been disrupting the proceedings in both the Houses demanding a debate under a rule that entails voting in the Lok Sabha and the Prime Minister’s presence during the discussion in the Rajya Sabha. 

With PTI Inputs 

 
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