[dropcap]E[/dropcap]veryone claims that they are ready for a debate on demonetisation in both Houses of the Parliament since day one but accuses each other for running out. Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he is not allowed to speak and Rahul Gandhi also says that he is not permitted to discuss in the house. However, everyone can speak but nobody actually wants to get into a constructive debate. All are running away from discussion.
Now, when winter session is coming to an end, Rahul Gandhi upped the ante against the government on the demonetisation issue when he alleged he had information about “personal corruption” involving Prime Minister Narendra Modi but failed to provide any proof. He made the statement while briefing the media along with a delegation of opposition party leaders at the Central Hall in Parliament. He is personally terrified. RaGa said Modi has taken a decision against the poor of the country. He owes the country an explanation.
Recently, the Supreme Court asked an NGO to bring clinching evidence to back its charges of graft against then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Prashant Bhushan sought more time to file documents in support of his contention and wondered as to what the difficulty was in granting him more time.
Let it be Gandhi, Bhushan or Kejriwal, they accused Modi but none of them could give any proofs or substantial evidences to back their claim. Surprisingly, Arvind Kejriwal has said that if Rahul had any proof he should produce it. He did not possess any evidence. Rahul’s remarks are baseless. His strategy is different. If he wanted to say he could have said by now who has prevented him from speaking. It is a false allegation. The Gandhi scion’s sensational claim comes a day after he alleged that there will be an “earthquake” if he is allowed to speak on demonetisation in the Lok Sabha. Although, the government said it was ready for a debate and even indicated PM Modi might speak in Lok Sabha, proceedings were disrupted yet again as the House got adjourned for the day.
The BJP, however, dismissed the allegation as “false and baseless”.
After Rahul Gandhi’s allegations, the opposition too charged the PM with running away from debate in Parliament on demonetisation saying the Parliamentary system was under “threat”. BSP supremo Mayawati slammed the government saying they were not ready for demonetisation and it was hasty decision. She also attacked the Prime Minister on the issue, saying he was speaking everywhere except in Parliament as he lacked strength to address the House.
Trinamool Congress also said the entire Parliamentary system was facing a “threat” as government was not allowing the House to function smoothly and the opposition to speak. The government was spreading the rumour that after Rahul Gandhi has spoken; the opposition will not allow the House to function.
Meanwhile, the CPI-M said the government is not willing to answer questions, adding that all 16 parties came together on the issue of demonetisation and wanted a discussion on the issue, but the government was not allowing that to happen.
Entire Opposition is vehemently supporting Congress and Rahul Gandhi but he should not be taken seriously. Now, he is losing his balance. If Rahul has such incontrovertible proof of PM’s personal involvement in the corruption, he should have the courage and conviction to expose it in a press conference, as the party attempted to do in the case of MoS Kiren Rijiju. Why the VP of the Congress Party is doing sensationalism by accusing PM of corruption but shivers in his knees to expose it publicly? He is a coward because he creates disruption in Parliament and then accuses the government of not allowing a debate, and he wants to accuse PM of the charge only in Parliament by misusing the protection afforded in the Constitution that such statements are not questionable in courts of law for defamatory action.
Why Rahul is protesting the action against corruption and black money? What is his self-motivation? He must have got some solid evidence to directly link Modi to corruption. Otherwise, he will not be taken seriously, so far no one took him serious.
Nevertheless, slowly corrupt in BJP are becoming bold. Kiren Rijiju’s name has cropped up in the Power Scam, BJP MP’s son in law’s incident with old notes, many BJP leaders caught with bundles of new Rs. 2000 notes across India. After land deals in West Bengal, Bihar by BJP now we have come full circle. The present BJP government is bettering the UPA in corruption in a short period. Let’s see whether Modi will expose the Congress or gets exposed by some or the other leaders.
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