Narendra Modi had failed to understand the pain of the people,’ Rahul Gandhi added.
New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday, attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi,
saying he had destroyed the country’s economy with two “torpedoes” — note ban and GST.
Narendra Modi had failed to understand the pain of the people, Gandhi said.
Wondering why the government was “celebrating” the first anniversary of note ban on November 8, Gandhi
said, “I don’t know what is there to celebrate.”
Gandhi said while the economy was able to withstand the “torpedo” of note ban, it could not withstand
the one of GST.
The economy, he said, “was in tatters now”.
“The prime minister is not able to understand the feeling of the people and the hurt and sadness these
two decisions have caused,” he said after holding two meetings of top Congress leaders on
demonetisation and GST.
The Congress leader said the GST is a “good idea” which has been “destroyed” by the Modi government.
While the first meeting discussed the plans of the party, along with other opposition parties, to
observe November 8 as ‘black day’, the second deliberated upon GST implementation. The second meet was
attended by former prime minister Manmohan Singh and ex-finance minister P Chidambaram.