New Delhi, Nov 23: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday called the demonetisation a scam as opposition MPs staged a protest outside Parliament over the issue. Gandhi also said the opposition wanted a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the issue. “We feel this decision is a scam. The Prime Minister had informed his close friends about this before the announcement. We want a JPC to probe this,” Gandhi said during a protest with 12 other opposition parties. “What the Prime Minister has done is the world’s biggest impromptu fincial experiment.
“He (Modi) can go to a pop concert and speak, but 200 MPs of opposition are standing here demanding his presence,” he said. Members from the Congress, Samajwadi Party, Communist Party of India-Marxist, Communist Party of India, Jata Dal-United, Trimool Congress, tiolist Congress Party and DMK protested outside Parliament.
Gandhi said even Fince Minister Arun Jaitley was not aware of the decision, but added that many industrialists and BJP members were in the know of the note ban decision in advance. “PM did not ask anyone, not even Fince Minister or the Chief Economic Adviser, before taking this decision. But there were many in party (BJP) and many industrialists, who were aware. Big deposits were made in banks before this decision,” he said. (IANS)