Didn’t slay evils… was a disaster: Priyanka Gandhi

New Delhi: On the third anniversary of the centre’s demonetisation policy, leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has hit out at PM Modi’s government, describing demonetisation as a “disaster” that almost destroyed the Indian economy as opposed to the “slayer of all evils” it was pitched as by Prime Minister Modi and the ruling BJP. The Congress leader’s criticism came a day after global credit agency Moody’s lowered its outlook on India’s ratings to “negative” and a month after it also lowered its growth forecast for the economy, which is going through a severe and prolonged slump amid low demand.

“3 years since #Demonetisation and every claim made by the government and those hailing it as a slayer of all evils has been turned on its head. It proved to be a disaster that has all but destroyed our economy,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted this morning, in both English and Hindi. “Anyone want to claim responsibility?” she asked.

3 years since demonetisation terror attack, Rahul Gandhi hits out

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi likened demonetisation to a “terror attack” as he led the Congress in targeting PM Modi on the 3rd anniversary of announcement of an overnight ban on high value notes that wiped out 86 % of currency. “It’s 3 yrs since the demonetisation terror attack that devastated the Indian economy, taking many lives, wiping out lakhs of small businesses & leaving millions of Indians unemployed. Those behind this vicious attack have yet to be brought to justice,” he tweeted while tagging pictures of some media reports.