Congress Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that his speech on demonetisation – if he’s allowed to speak in the Lok Sabha – has the potential to cause an “earthquake.”
“If they allow me to speak in Parliament, you will see an earthquake will happen,” Rahul said adding that the government was running away from a debate in the House.
The Congress vice President said that when he gets a chance to speak about demonetization in the House, “the Prime Minister will not be able to even sit there”.
“The Prime Minister is giving speeches across the country but is afraid of coming to the Lok Sabha and is not willing to sit there,” Gandhi said and asked what could be the reason for this “nervousness”.
“Demonetization is the biggest scam in the history of India…. I want to speak in Lok Sabha. I will tell everything there,” Gandhi said and accused the government of not allowing him to speak in the House on the issue.
The Congress leader was speaking after his party said in Lok Sabha that it was ready to debate the issue but the government demanded that it should first apologise to the people of the country for stalling Parliament proceedings for 16 days, leading to uproar and adjournment of the House.
Gandhi said initially the Government spoke about black-money, then moved to counterfeit currency and then again to a cashless society campaign.
He said, “I want to tell about the the biggest scam committed by Narendra Modi single handedly” and present the “voice of people, specially poor, who have suffered due to this move”.
Taking a swipe at Rahul Gandhi, BJP today said his speeches cause tremors within Congress and not outside and alleged that he wanted to run Parliament as per his whims, in the same “arrogant” way he runs his party.
“Parliament will run as per the Constitution not on his arrogance,” BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said accusing the Congress of holding Parliament to ransom.
The ruling benches tried to make light of his statement with senior minister Venkaiah Naidu remarking, “I wish the earthquake only happens when everyone is outside Parliament.”
Textile Minister Smriti Irani retorted by saying that his speech brings earthquake only within the Congress party and not outside.
“Those who are shaking after the assault on blackmoney… those who have been at the epicentre of scams for 60 years talk of earthquake today,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra tweeted.