RSS was behind the idea of demonetisation: Rahul Gandhi

London | Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that the idea of demonetisation came directly from RSS and later was planted in Prime Minister’s head.

Addressing the audience in London’s International Institute of Strategic Studies, Rahul Gandhi said, “The idea of demonetisation came directly from RSS, bypassed the Finance Minister & RBI, and was planted in Prime Minister’s head”. Attacking BJP’s political ideologue RSS for its attempt to change the nature of India Gandhi alleged,” RSS’s idea is similar to the idea of Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab world.”

When asked about the situation of the economy under Modi government, Gandhi said, “India’s economic power lies in millions of MSMEs- they create jobs. When one (PM Modi) bypasses the entire institutional structure and decides to demonetise the nation, that is not maximising India’s power. He further added that if you understand deeply the design of India, you will see that we are punching below our weight. I don’t see India maximising its power”.

Congress President also said, “Businesses had expected a lot from PM Modi. But they are disappointed and are willing to support us”. He further added,”There is an immense amount of pressure from CBI, ED on India’s businesses.” Attacking the Modi government for the exploitation of minorities Gandhi asserted,” By creating divisions between 1.3billion people, India’s strengths are reduced.”

Commenting on the foreign policy of Narendra Modi government, Gandhi said,”There is no deeply thought-out strategy by PM Modi when it comes to Pakistan.” He added, “That it’s very difficult to converse with Pakistan because there is no one institution that holds supremacy. So we wait until they come to form a cohesive structure.”

Gandhi also spoke about India’s stand on the issue of Doklam with China. He said, “Doklam is not an isolated issue. It was a part of a sequence of events, it was a process.” He alleged that the Prime Minister is episodic. He views Doklam as an event. If he was carefully watching the process, he could’ve stopped it.”

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