Sonia Gandhi Attacks PM Modi at CWC Meeting, Says Demonetisation Has Rubbed Salt on Wounds of Farmers, Traders, House-wives And Workers
New Delhi, Nov 20: Congress President Sonia Gandhi launched a piercing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government over economic issues affecting the masses. Addressing the Congress Working Committee meeting, she said the ‘arrogant’ Modi government had cast a dark shadow on India’s Parliamentary democracy. She further said that the Prime Minister had implemented an ill-prepared GST and rubbed salt on the wounds of the masses by announcing demonetisation.
“The Modi-government in its arrogance has cast a dark shadow on India’s Parliamentary democracy by sabotaging the Winter Session of Parliament on flimsy grounds. The Government is mistaken if it thinks that by locking the temple of democracy, it will escape constitutional accountability ahead of the assembly elections,” she said.
“Parliament is the forum in which questions should be asked – questions about corruption in high places, conflict of interest of serving ministers and dubious defense deals. Government will be obliged to answer these questions, but in order to avoid the questions and answer ahead of Gujarat elections, the government has taken the extra ordinary step of not holding a winter session when should be held,” she added. (Also read: Congress Working Committee Passes Resolution to Make Rahul Gandhi Party President)
“The Prime Minister had the audacity to have a midnight celebration in Parliament to launch an ill prepared and flawed GST but today he lacks the courage to face Parliament,” she said.
The Congress president said that millions of people suffered due to unemployment, rising inflation, falling exports and GST.
“A year later, demonetization has done nothing but rub salt on the wounds of distressed farmers, small traders, housewives and daily workers. The fortunes of a handful are being built by destroying the future of the poor and the oppressed. Yet the Prime Minister continues with greater vigor, to make announcements, false promises, and to quote facts and figures that have nothing to do with the reality on the grounds,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Congress Working Committee passed a resolution on Monday to make Rahul Gandhi the new Congress President. The party has announced that it will hold internal elections on December 16 if any candidate files papers against Rahul. The election process will be completed by December 19.