Rahul Gandhi says RSS behind demonetisation, NDA policies
Rahul Gandhi said that the RSS is guiding the NDA government in framing policies and pointed out that an RSS ideologue was behind demonetisation and not the RBI or the Finance Minister
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday charged that the RSS was behind the policies and programmes of the NDA government, especially demonetisation.
"With an RSS functionary posted as an officer on special duty in every central ministry, the BJP's parent organisation is guiding the NDA government in framing policies and programmes for the country," Gandhi said at an interaction with entreprenuers and businessmen in north Karnataka's Kalaburgi town, about 630km from Bengaluru.
As an instance of the RSS role in the government's functioning, he said an RSS ideologue was behind demonetisation and not the Reserve Bank of India or Union Finance Minister ArunJaitley.
"Instead of the RBI or Jaitley, Prime Minister NarendraModi had suddenly declared the note ban (on November 8, 2016) on the advice of an RSS ideologue," asserted Gandhi on the fourth day of his visit to the state's northern region.
Accusing Modi of implementing every idea of the RSS, Gandhi said the organisation had been interfering in the administration of the country since the NDA came to power in May 2014."The setting up of the NITI Ayog after scrapping the Planning Commission is another instance of the RSS hand in running the NDA government," he alleged.
BLURBAccusing Modi of implementing every idea of the RSS, Gandhi said the organisation had been interfering in the administration of the country since the NDA came to power in May 2014END BLURB
Gandhi, on his maiden visit to Karnataka after taking over the party in December, was on a ‘JanaAshirwadYatre’ ahead of the assembly poll in the state, due in late April or early May.
Party's senior leader MallikarjunKharge, who represents the Kalaburgi reserved constituency in the LokSabha, state unit President GParameshwara, in-charge of the party's state affairs KCVenugopal and party leaders participated in the hour-long interaction at a local college.
Gandhi wrapped the four-day visit to Ballari, Koppal, Raichur and Kalaburgi by visiting the AnubhavaMantapa temple at Basavakalyan in the neighbouringBidar district before flying back to Delhi later in the evening.
- Arun Jaitley
- Reserve Bank of India
- Finance Minister
- Mallikarjun Kharge
- Planning Commission
- Mohan Bhagwat
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi
- Niti Ayog
- Congress President Rahul Gandhi
- G Parmeshwara
- NDA governmennt
- K C Venugopal
- AnubhavaMantapa temple