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Cash crunch: Rahul slams Modi for destroying banking system

IANS  |  Amethi 

With ATMs suddenly running dry in several states, on Tuesday slammed Narendra for what he described as destroying India's system by ushering in "acchhe din" for fugitive jewellers and

Gandhi also criticised for his silence on the frauds allegedly committed by the diamond merchants who have fled the country.

"Modiji destroyed the system. fled with Rs 30,000 crore and the didn't utter a word," Gandhi said.

"We were forced to stand in queues as he snatched Rs 500-1,000 notes from our pockets and put them in Nirav Modi's pocket." he said.

He was replying to reporters questions about the current cash crunch with ATMs running out of notes across the country.

Gandhi said the was scared of speaking in Parliament during the second half of the just concluded budget session which was completely washed out in protests.

"Had we been allowed to speak in (jets) issue, matter, the Prime Minister won't be able to stand," he said.

The said Modi personally knew Nirav Modi and Choksi and called them by first names "Nirav bhai and Mehul bhai".

"The 'acchhe din' he (the Prime Minister) had promised for the nation have ushered only for 15 persons, including Nirav Modi and For the poor of this country, including farmers, labourers and daily-wagers, it is all 'bure din'."



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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 14:16 IST