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I'm not like Modi, won't comment on his mother: Rahul Gandhi

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 February 2017, 1:21 IST

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on demonetisation saying that the move has led to massive inconvenience for the common people. He termed the scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes as a scam.

In the wake of cash-crunch, PM Modi's mother Hiraben went to a bank in Gandhinagar on 15 November to get her cash exchanged. While other Congress leaders openly condemned PM Modi for letting his mother stand in a queue, Rahul Gandhi told reporters that, "I'm not like Modi, I won't comment on his mother."

Congress on Tuesday had targeted PM Modi after his mother visited a bank, saying "no good son" would ever want this.

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"I am very sad. No good son ever wants that his 97-year-old mother has to (face such a situation) and they boast of a 56-inch chest," party spokesman Kapil Sibal told reporters.

Congress leader Rashid Alvi, speaking separately, accused Modi of not following "putra dharma" (duties of a son).

"If a son cannot look after his own mother, how can one expects him to look after the people of the country?" he asked.

Accompanied by relatives, Hiraba, who was in a wheelchair, came to a branch of Oriental Bank of Commerce at Raisan village on the outskirts of Gandhinagar this morning and got notes worth Rs 4,500 exchanged.

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Modi had on November 8 announced scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes to curb black money menace.

After the announcement, people have been queueing up at banks across the country to get their old high denomination notes exchanged for the new notes.

--With PTI inputs

First published: 16 November 2016, 9:04 IST