Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused the government of not allowing him to speak in Parliament despite his speech being ready. He said an “earthquake will come” if he gets the opportunity to speak.
“For the last one month I want to speak in the Lok Sabha… want to speak what is in the heart of the poor across the country about demonetisation,” Gandhi told the media here in the Parliament premises.
“If they allow me to speak in Parliament then you shall see that an earthquake will happen,” Gandhi said.
The Congress leader alleged that demonetisation is the biggest scam in the history of India.
Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi said: “He is giving speeches across the country, but scared of coming in the Lok Sabha. Why is he running away from debate? They are not ready to sit in the Lok Sabha. What is the reason?”
“This is the biggest scam of India’s history. If I say this inside the House, Modiji will not be able to sit. I want to talk about the biggest scam that has been orchestrated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but I am being stopped from speaking,” he added.
Gandhi further said: “First they spoke about black money, then they spoke about counterfeit notes and now they are talking about cashless economy. Come and talk to us. They will talk, we will talk and people will get to know everything about demonetisation, who benefited from it, who is incurring losses and why was it done.”
The government and the Opposition have locked horns over the issue of demonetisation during the current winter session of Parliament.
The government on November 8 announced spiking of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes to curb “black money and corruption”. The spiking of the high value notes has led to a cash crunch across the country.