Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had received money from Sahara and that the Income Tax Department had this information for the last two years, but no action had been taken.
"As per records with the Income Tax Department, ₹2.5 crore was given to PM Modi on October 30, 2013, ₹5 crore was on November 12, 2013, ₹2.5 crore on November 27, 2013 and ₹5 crore on November 29, 2013," Gandhi said addressing a rally in Mehasana.
Giving out more information on money allegedly received by the then chief minister of Gujarat, Gandhi said:
Attacking the prime minister over not allegedly not allowing him to speak, Gandhi said:
Attacking the government over demonetisation, Gandhi said, "PM Modi's aim is to keep your money in banks for at least six to seven months so that he can waive off rich people's loans."
"Demonetisation ka laksh hai 'gareebon se paisa kheechon, ameeron ko paisa seecho' (The aim of demonetisation is to take from the poor and give to the rich)," Gandhi said.
Gandhi also said that the poor were most affected by demonetisation and that farmers did not buy seeds with cards or cheques but with cash and that the Modi government had taken that right from them.
The Congress leader had on Tuesday likened the repeated changes in the rules to Modi's changing of "clothes" and had said that the message going out was that the Prime Minister's words were "hollow".
He was commenting on the new decision of the government under which an amount more than Rs 5,000 in scrapped currency can be deposited only once per account till December 30.
Earlier, the Prime Minister, while announcing the demonetisation decision on November 8, had said old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes could be deposited in banks till December 30 without any questions asked.
(With PTI inputs)