Rahul Gandhi today launched a searing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his notes ban decision, telling a large gathering of the Congress that 'Acche Din' will come only when the party returns to power.
In his opening remark at a day-long convention, Jan Vedna Sammelan, Gandhi said Modi had turned the hard-earned money of the people of this country into paper through his demonetisation decision.
“He has broken the financial backbone of this country with demonetisation. This was his personal decision,” Gandhi, who has been at the forefront of the opposition’s protest against the government move, said.
Addressing the party convention at Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium in Hindi and English, Gandhi said Modi and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat have weakened every institution in the country such as the judiciary, the Reserve Bank of India, the election commission and the media.
Mr Gandhi also accused PM Modi and the BJP of weakening institutions built over the years.
"Modi ji has done in two years, what we haven't done in 60. He has destroyed the institutions that were built over many years, like RBI, which has been left to face ridicule. The notes ban was a personal decision of Modi ji that was forced on the RBI."
Calling institutions the soul and spirit of India, he charged that "people who talk of Hindu dharma are the ones who are destroying the very soul of this country."