Venkaiah Naidu tears into Congress

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on January 16, 2018 Published on December 13, 2016

Hitting out at former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and ex-Finance Minister P Chidambaram for criticising the Centre’s demonetisation decision, Senior Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu accused them of not having done anything to curb the menace of black money and instead allowed “loot and plunder” through various scams.

Asserting that Modi has shown “political courage” by taking the decision, the minister said there may by temporary pain but it was for long-term gain. It is a “strong pill for a long time ill caused by Manmohan Singh, Chidambaram and his party”, he added.

Referring to Singh’s allegations that demonetisation is a “monumental management failure” and case of “organised loot and legalised plunder”, Naidu alleged: “Manmohanji, loot and plunder happened in your regime. You presided over the loot and plunder of 2G, 3G and CWG...Congress has no moral right to criticise the Prime Minister.”

Published on December 13, 2016
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