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‘PM kept his cabinet ministers locked during demonetisation’: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at the PM for his statement regarding the Balakot airstrikes and added that Narendra Modi was living in his own dream world.

lok sabha elections Updated: May 17, 2019 15:25 IST
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Solan (Himachal Pradesh)
Gandhi also promised that he was willing to implement NYAY and other schemes promised by him, unlike BJP which had wasted the five years it got in cheating the people of the country.(ANI Photo)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had kept his cabinet ministers locked in his residence during the announcement of demonetisation.

“Narendra Modi kept his cabinet ministers locked inside the 7 Racecourse Road house during the time of demonetisation. This is the truth. SPG (Special Protection Group) are deployed in my security too. They told me this,” Gandhi said at an election rally in Solan.

He took a jibe at the PM for his statement regarding the Balakot airstrikes and added that Narendra Modi was living in his own dream world.

“See how much knowledge the Prime Minister has. He told the Air Force not to get nervous. He told them the clouds will benefit the Indian side as Pakistani radars would be rendered useless by the cloud cover. He stays in his own world, does not even listen to the people who he should listen to,” he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed during a recent TV interview that he told the Indian Air Force to use clouds as a cover as it could help the IAF fighter jets evade detection by the Pakistani radar during the airstrike in Balakot.

Gandhi also promised that he was willing to implement NYAY and other schemes promised by him, unlike BJP which had wasted the five years it got in cheating the people of the country.

Himachal Pradesh will see polling for all four of its Lok Sabha seats on May 19 in the seventh and final phase of the elections. The counting of votes will begin on May 23.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.)

First Published: May 17, 2019 15:21 IST