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PM is scared of facing Parliament: Congress

New Delhi: Continuing its attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, the Congress on Friday said he was “not worthy” of being trusted and charged him with being “scared” of entering Parliament.

“He is scared of entering Parliament because he knows he will not be able to give answers to the questions that are being raised and will be left exposed. He should know that the country is not changing but is actually burning because of demonetisation,” Congress leader Kapil Sibal told media.

“In Rajya Sabha, he is silent. When he comes to the House, he will be asked questions. If asked questions, he would be expected to answer. If he doesn’t answer, then he will be exposed. People will realise that the Prime Minister’s knowledge may be deficient on certain topics,” he said.

Sibal also claimed that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party had the time to deposit cash and purchase land as they had all the information about the move to demonetise the higher currencies.

“Does the Prime Minister think that all the leaders in the opposition are black money hoarders? Then he says they are worried because of no time.

“BJP had a lot of time. They had all the information. They deposited cash and purchased land,” he said.

Noting that when Modi first entered Parliament, he had called it a temple, the former Union Minister said that “now he doesn’t care about the traditions and etiquette of Parliament”. “He will inaugurate a book on the Constitution, yet not give the Constitution the dignity it deserves,” he said.

Slamming Modi for “continuously evading” Parliament, Sibal said: “It seems the Prime Minister is afraid of his own party members otherwise why doesn’t he come to Lok Sabha where his party (BJP) has absolute majority?

“Modi promised he would bring back Rs 80 lakh crore black money to India. Has he fulfilled that promise? He said he’d bring Lokpal, has he implemented it? Which promise has he fulfilled? Why should we believe him? We have no faith in this Prime Minister. He isn’t worthy of trust,” he added.

“The Prime Minister said the situation will normalise in two days. Did it happen? Finance Minister (Arun Jaitley) said situation will normalise in two weeks. Did it happen,” he asked.

–IANS