If Rahul had anything against PM, he should have spoken earlier: Ananth Kumar

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New Delhi, December 14
Close on the heels of claims by Opposition leaders led by Rahul Gandhi that they had information about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “personal corruption” vis-?-vis currency ban issue, the BJP and the Government today said such wild charges only reflect “frustration and desperation” of the Congress party. “It is really shameful that the Congress party is behaving like this, it only reflects their desperation and frustration,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters shortly after Gandhi and other opposition leaders addressed a press conference.
“They are only making baseless allegations,” he said adding if Rahul Gandhi had anything substantial against Prime Minister on the alleged corruption with regard to the demonetisation issue, he should have spoken earlier.
“I want to ask Rahul Gandhi where was he for last 20 days. If he had anything substantial, he should have spoken about these on November 16 or 17,” the Parliamentary Affairs
Minister said.
Kumar insisted that the Government was always keen for a debate but it was “the parties like Congress and Trinamool Congress whose members came in to the well of the House and it is they who are holding up the Parliament”. Referring to the sting operation conducted by a TV channel, Kumar said it only showed that “things were happening under the very nose of Rahul Gandhi and it was at the AICC headquarters that plans were being hatched to convert old currency to new ones”. He described the demonetisation scheme as announced on November 8 as an “historic decision” and said the Congress party and other Opposition leaders were making “baseless charges against a Prime Minister who is working day in and day out to fight black money and corruption”.
“It seems Rahul Gandhi has lost his patience,” Kumar said.

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