New Delhi [India]: Congress Party senior leader Ahmed Patel launched a counter attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his “Indira (Gandhi) sold India” jibe, saying his party has been consistent in opposing note ban since the very beginning.
“From Rajendra Babu to Indiraji to Dr Singh, we have been consistent in opposing note ban. Those in habit of U-turns should read history properly,” said Patel.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Indira Gandhi rejected suggestions for demonetisation in 1971, saying she wanted to win elections, but that resulted in poor economic condition in the country.
Alleging that Indira Gandhi sold out India by ignoring advice to demonetise, Prime Minister Modi said, “She told her finance minister Y.B. Chavan: are no more elections to be fought by Congress?”
Stressing that the implementation of demonetisation policy was required in 1971, but it was implemented now, the Prime Minister, hitting out at the opposition at the BJP Parliamentary Party meet, said, “For the Congress, party is bigger than nation; but for us, the nation is above the party.” (ANI)