Attacking Narendra Modi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the Prime Minister is scared of him and doesn’t want to face questions in Parliament. “The Prime Minister is terrified at the prospect of I being allowed to speak in Lok Sabha,” he said.
He also alleged that he has personal information against Modi which he wants to put out in public. “Have information on corruption done by Narendra Modi but I’m not being allowed to speak,” Rahul said.
Addressing the media outside Parliament, Rahul said that the opposition must be allowed to speak in the House. “The PM owes the country an explanation, cannot keep running away to pop concerts and public meetings,” he said.
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“For the first time in history, I have seen government not allowing discussions in Parliament,” he said.
After addressing the media, Rahul Gandhi joined the a protest by the United Democratic Front’s (Kerala) over demonetisation at Jantar Mantar. “The demonetisation decision is like a spear in the hearts of the poor people,” he said.
Gandhi has been saying that the Congress wants to have a debate on demonetisation to unravel the truth of the policy but the ruling government is not running away a discussion. “Demonetisation is the biggest scam in the history of India… I want to speak in Lok Sabha. I will tell everything there,” he had said.
However, the government has blamed the opposition for not letting Parliament function. ”
Unfortunately the Opposition is giving one or other excuse so that Parliament doesn’t function. People elected us to discuss issues not to create mayhem. The Opposition seems determined to not allow Parliament to run,” MoS PMO Jitendra Singh said.