The PM also attacked Congress leadership, particularly former PM Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Questioning the former PM’s integrity, Modi expressed surprise that there was no blot on Singh even when he has been part of India’s economic policy think tank since the early-1970s.
PM likens opposition to Pakistan; attacks Manmohan, Chidambaram, Rahul
In an aggressive speech, with oodles of sarcasm thrown in, more reminiscent of his election campaign speeches in the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today equated opponents of ‘note ban’ of trying to shield the corrupt, just as Pakistan starts firing on Indian border posts to distract Indian Army so that infiltrators can sneak into Jammu and Kashmir under its cover.
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The PM was speaking at the foundation laying ceremony of Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Cancer Centre in Varanasi, his Lok Sabha constituency. Modi said when he announced ‘note ban’ decision he didn’t think it was possible that politicians and political parties would be so unashamed as to come out openly to defend the corrupt.