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Rahul Gandhi accuses RBI of changing rules like PM changing clothes

Launching another attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation move after RBI announced restrictions on depositing scrapped currency notes, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the country’s Central bank is changing rules “like the PM changes his clothes”.

“The Prime Minister had promised that people can deposit money till December 30 but he again changed the rules. His words don’t carry weight now,” he added.

The Congress has been very critical of the government on the demonetisation move. Mr Gandhi took to twitter to lash out at PM after the AICC demanded rollback of the restriction under which an amount over Rs 50,00 in scrapped currency can be deposited only once per account till December 30. “RBI is changing rules like the PM changes his clothes,” Mr Gandhi tweeted, while posting an article on the RBI rules announced post demonetisation.

The attack came at a time when Congress leader is all set to take the battle over the issue of demonetisation to the turf of the PM with a rally at Mehsana in Gujarat on Wednesday.

Mr Gandhi also said, “Notifications have been changed 125 times. When time comes we will tell the people that the words of the Prime Minister are hollow and empty.”

After Gujarat, Mr Gandhi will be addressing a rally at Bahraich in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh on December 22 and at Almora in Uttarkhand the next day. Assembly polls in Uttarkhand are also scheduled early next year. On December 24, Mr Gandhi will be addressing a rally at Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh. With last couple of days left for demonetisation left the attacks on the government are just going to increase.

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