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Modi should have taken Manmohan's advice before demonetisation: Rahul

Press Trust of India  |  Bargari (Punjab) 

Wednesday contrasted who led the government and Narendra Modi, saying the wouldn't have destroyed the economy if he had taken advice from his predecessor.

Modi used to make fun of But after five years now, Modi ji does not make fun of Manmohan ji. Today the country is making fun of him, Gandhi said at an election rally here.

Accusing Modi of destroying the economy with his two decisions, he said had the PM taken the advice of he would not have rolled out demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Gandhi referred to it as the Gabbar Singh Tax.

He claimed that the former PM had rightly predicted a fall of two percentage points in the country's GDP due to demonetisation.

The targeted Modi for likening the country's economy under the Manmohan Singh as sleeping elephant, and asked where he was when the hard-working farmers ushered in the green revolution.

Modi has often called the as one run by remote control, suggesting that was the one who wielded real power.

During this election campaign, Manmohan Singh has hit back through media interviews.

At the rally in district's Bargari town, also attacked the previous Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP government in over the 2015 desecration of religious texts, which still remains an emotive issue in the state.

He promised strict action against the perpetrators.

goes to the polls on Sunday, the last phase of the elections.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 20:56 IST