In a scathing attack on Centre’s drive against black money, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked how many people with black money in Swiss bank accounts have been jailed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last three years that he has been in office.
Addressing a public rally in Jambusar, Gujarat on day one of his three-day visit to the poll bound state, the Gandhi scion said: “PM talks about fighting black money. What about the money stashed away in Swiss bank accounts?”
“In the last three years in office, has PM Modi sent anyone to jail for stashing black money in Swiss banks?,” he added.
“The crackdown is only on small time businessmen, laboureres and farmers. They are the ones who are suffering due to demonetization and GST (Goods and Services Tax),” he said further.
The Congress leader accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of favouring a handful of business houses and industrialists.
As part of efforts by Congress to seek support of Patidar agitation leader Hardik Patel, Rahul Gandhi is in Gujarat and will address a series of corner meetings in Bharuch and Surat districts.
Congress is keen to get support of Patel as part of its efforts to forge a wide social coalition in Gujarat for the assembly polls to be held in December.