NEW DELHI: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked PM Modi on the demonetisation move by calling the decision to be foolish rather than a bold decision.
“Demonetisation is a disaster. Pretty much every expert who had an opinion about it was pushed aside. We were told it’s a bold decision. But a bold decision can also be a foolish decision.”
The Congress vice president said, “If I am allowed to talk in the Parliament, I will explain how Paytm is equal to Pay to Modi.” He also said, “The idea behind cashless economy is that a few ppl must get maximum benefits from these transactions, this has damaged the nation.”
“Who stands to benefit from a cashless economy? Just 4 or 5 companies. The companies are going to charge on every transaction and thus it is for their benefit,” he asked.
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Criticising the PM of shifting goalposts, Gandhi said, “A month ago, the PM made a financial experiment without consulting any expert. That has jeopardized the life of people of India. It has devastated poor people, farmers, fishermen, daily wage earners. He is laughing, having a nice time, while the people of the country are suffering.” said the Congress vice-president.