NEW DELHI: After consistently attacking the Modi government as “suit boot ki sarkar”, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday coined new terminology to hit out at the PM saying the scheme on black money was “fair and lovely” as it would help turn illegal stash legitimate.
Rahul began his 40-minute speech in Lok Sabha, marked by taunts from the Treasury benches, questioning the new black money scheme. “Nobody who has black money will be jailed under Modi’s ‘Fair and Lovely’ scheme. All those who have black money can make it white under this,” he said.
Rahul said Modi doesn’t consult anyone on his policies or initiatives even keeping his senior ministers like Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj in the dark and criticised him over his silence on the JNU and Hyderabad issues, and overturning the Pakistan policy by visiting Lahore. Rahul was speaking during the discussion on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address. Modi will reply to it on Thursday.
“You have been taught by your teachers in the RSS that there is only one truth in the Universe — your own — that nobody else’s opinion matters in the entire Universe. This is all you have shown us in the last two years. The Prime Minister cannot run the country on only his opinion. The country is not the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is not the country,” Rahul said while citing the Naga peace pact and Modi’s Pakistan visit wherein he alleged that the PM did not take anyone into confidence. During Rahul’s speech most senior ministers were not present in the Lok Sabha, though they later reacted to his remarks denying his charges that they were not kept in the loop. Rajnath, Sushma, and later Arun Jaitley in his blog questioned Rahul’s claims.