Gandhi: BJP gave away demonetisation money to 15 industrialists
By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  May 08, 2019, 01:38 PM
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, at a rally in Jharkhand, alleged that the demonetisation reform by the BJP resulted in taking away money from the poor and giving it to fifteen industrialists of the country.
Referring to the sudden economic reform of demonetisation in 2016, where notes of two denominations were banned overnight, Gandhi said that the money from tribals, poor and other people in society was taken away by the government only to hand it over to 15 people. He added, “You put your hand in your pocket and you will find the wallet is empty. In the last five years money is being stolen from your wallet.”
Gandhi also spoke about the Congress government in the state of Chhattisgarh, where it won assembly elections in December 2018, and how the government “took back land from Tata which was not used for five years and returned it to tribal people”. He also spoke about the benefits of the Congress’ Nyay scheme, and that it is a “surgical strike on poverty”.
Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi directly, the Congress President said that the PM “left Chowkidari in the last five years and starter Chori”. He accused the BJP government of “stealing land by trying to amend the Land Acquisition Act thrice in Parliament”, which was “prevented” by the Congress and its allies.
Gandhi was addressing the rally to campaign for Congress candidate from the Singhbhum parliamentary constituency Geeta Koda, former MLA. Koda will be pitted against sitting BJP MP Laxman Gilua, where polling will be conducted on May 12, in the sixth phase of the ongoing 17th Lok Sabha elections. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.
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