NEW DELHI -- The Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that if he speaks on demonetisation in the parliament, then ruling regime would be hit by an 'earthquake'.
"Government is running away from the debate, if they allow me to speak in parliament, then you will see what an earthquake will occur," he said.
Gandhi alleged that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi only gives speeches across the country but fears coming to the parliament.
Gandhi asked, "For the past one month, we have been trying to push for a debate on demonetisation. We want the government to debate with us in the House. Prime Minister Modi is giving speeches all over the country, but fears coming to the Lok Sabha. He is in the House, but not willing to sit in the Lok Sabha. Why is there so much fear?"
Gandhi described demonetisation as the biggest scam in the history of the country and warned that he would expose the real reason behind the decision taken on 8 November.
"This is the biggest scam in the history of India. When I will speak, Modiji won't be able to sit. I want to express the view of the common public in the House and want to unravel the scam done by Narendra Modi. I will expose the real reason behind the demonetisation but I have been stopped," Gandhi added.
Gandhi said, "Layoffs are happening, farmers are dying because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's financial expertise. It is not a bold decision, it's foolish."
Speaking about the on-going protests in both Houses of Parliament, Gandhi said the responsibility to run the House is the government's and the Speaker's. "We want a vote (following debate) because people from BJP will vote for us on demonetisation."
Gandhi compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Roman emperor Nero - who fiddled while Rome burned - and then accused him of nefariously banning high-value notes to benefit a few people like e-wallet company Paytm.
Also on HuffPost India.