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Rahul Gandhi takes dig at PM Modi, says hide your money or ‘Gabbar’ will come

The Congress vice-president said the decision to demonetise currency took lives of 150 people and farmers were forced to commit suicide following wrong policies formulated by the Centre

india Updated: Feb 16, 2017 21:39 IST
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Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.(PTI Photo)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday equated Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bollywood’s iconic villain Gabbar, taking a jibe at the Centre’s demonetisation move.

Gandhi asked the people to keep their notes hidden or else “Gabbar will come.”

He said the decision to demonetise currency took lives of 150 people and farmers were forced to commit suicide following wrong policies formulated by the Centre.

“The Congress waived loans of Rs 70,000 crore of farmers and the Prime Minister is making similar promises during elections,” Gandhi said. “If he was serious about giving relief to farmers he could have done that earlier. Why did he wait till 2017?”.

Claiming that 50 families in the country were repositories of black money in cash, the Congress leader said the PM, with a 56-inch chest, could not bring back the black money from abroad and deposit Rs 15 lakh in every person’s account.

“Instead, he put the entire country in queues and gave brooms in their hands while he himself went to meet world leaders,” Gandhi said.