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Demonetisation a scam to help crony capitalist friends: Rahul Gandhi

Aug 30, 2018 19:14 IST
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Congress chief Rahul Gandhi stepped up his attack on the NDA government on Thursday, unleashing a double-barrelled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the decision to demonetise high-value currency notes and buy Rafale fighter jets. Gandhi, 48, said the notes ban was a “huge scam” to help to help his “crony capitalist friends”.

“It was not a mistake but a deliberate attack on the people,” said Gandhi at a press conference in Delhi, day after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) declared that almost all the banknotes invalidated in November 2016 had returned to the banking system.

The Congress president insisted that demonetisation was designed to help the PM’s biggest 15-20 businessmen friends whitewash their black money at the cost of small businessmen.