Mumbai: In a fresh attack on the central government led by PM Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday that demonetization was an attack on the informal sector of India which consisted mainly of poor laborers, farmers, and small shopkeepers.
He further said that there was a hidden motive to waive loans of corporates after taking out money from the unorganized sector.
He said, “Demonetisation was an attack on the country’s poor laborers, farmers, and small shopkeepers. Demonetisation was an attack on the unorganized sector. On 8 November 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the decision that currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 will not remain legal tender. The whole of India stood outside banks.”
The Congress leader said that the circulation of black money has not ended and the poor have suffered the most.
He said, “Who benefited then?” India’s biggest billionaires benefited. Money was taken out of your pocket and the government used that money to forgive its debt. ”
“There was a hidden intention. The motive was to withdraw money from the unorganized sector. The Prime Minister himself said that he wanted a cashless India. If there was a cashless India, the unorganized sector would end. Farmers, laborers, small shopkeepers, small and medium businesses suffered losses. We should identify this attack. And the whole of the country has to fight against it,” he said.