Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the chaotic conditions post-demonetisation would not end within 50 days and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he was behaving like a “king” who only knows how to speak and not listen.
“This condition won’t improve in 50 days and the country will feel its pinch for years,” Gandhi told media persons here, attacking the government over its November 8 demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.
Hitting out at Modi, Gandhi said: “I am not being allowed to speak in Parliament. If I am allowed, then I shall explain what was the planning and what was the motive behind demonetisation.” The Congress leader compared the Prime Minister with a “king” and said that he does not allow anyone to speak.
“Our Prime Minister doesn’t want to listen to anyone, he doesn’t want to allow anyone to speak. He behaves like a king who only knows to speak,” Gandhi said.
He also said the Opposition wanted Modi to speak in Parliament. “We want him to speak in the Lok Sabha and also allow the Opposition to speak. If he does this, then everything shall be proved,” the leader said.
Earlier in the day, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in Nagpur termed demonetisation as the biggest scam in the history of India and demanded an investigation.
Chidambaram also said that the government should have consulted their own former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha before implementing the decision.