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‘He lies, where is the evidence’: Who said what about Rahul’s allegation against Modi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi claimed on Wednesday he had “personal information” about corruption by Prime Minister Narendra Modi even as the government maintained that its move to demonetise currency had inflicted a serious blow to black money-holders in the country.

india Updated: Dec 15, 2016 11:31 IST
Agencies, New Delhi
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and his party colleague Jyotiraditya Scindia walk to address a press conference at Parliament on Wednesday. (PTI)

Politicians have reacted sharply to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s statement that he had “personal information” about corruption by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the demonetisation policy he announced on November 8.

“That information is personal information about Narendra Modi which I want to place in Lok Sabha. It is personal corruption of the Prime Minister... the PM is not allowing us to speak,” Gandhi said at a press conference on Wednesday.

Political allies and rivals are now asking him to give evidence for his statement. Here are top reactions.

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan: “I feel really sorry that nobody in this country takes Rahul Gandhi seriously. His talks are not serious and nobody trusts his words. So, how do you expect me to comment on his remarks?”

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad: “Rahul Gandhi tells lies. Come to Parliament, discuss and also listen to our reply. He is the same person who kept quiet during the 10 years when the country, under the Manmohan Singh government, was being looted.”

Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar: “If Rahul Gandhi had something so earth-shaking to disclose, he could have done it on November 16. If it is something that can be said only in the House, all you need is the Speaker’s permission.”

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar: “There cannot be a bigger lie than this. The more Rahul Gandhi speaks, the more Congress will be exposed”.

BJP leader Shrikant Sharma: “I think he (Rahul Gandhi) has lost his mental stability. We want to challenge Rahul Gandhi. Why are you running away from Parliament?”

Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal: ”If Rahul Gandhi actually has papers on Modi ji’s personal involvement in corruption, then why doesn’t he expose it outside Parliament?”

Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay: “The entire parliamentary system is facing a threat as the government is not allowing the House to function smoothly and the Opposition to speak.” Bandyopadhyay was with Gandhi at the press conference where the Congress leader made allegations against Modi .

First Published: Dec 15, 2016 11:11 IST