New Delhi, Jan 11, 2017: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi tore into PM Narendra Modi and his government on Wednesday slamming the demonetisation move at the Jan Vedna Sammelan organised by Congress.
While the Gandhi scion presided over the event, party president Sonia Gandhi was absent from the daylong convention which is being held to discuss the challenges post-demonetisation. Mocking the BJP for its promise on “acche din”, Rahul said “Acche din will only come when Congress party comes back to power, in 2019.”
In the past, Rahul had presided over the party’s foundation day function in December and also chaired a meeting of the party’s Working Committee in the absence of Sonia. “Rahul Gandhi has led the agitation against demonetisation and therefore he’ll preside over the Jan Vedna Sammelan. The convention will highlight the pains and sufferings of the people due to the note ban policy of the Modi government. The party will also highlight the anti-people policies of the government,” Congress spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil told the media.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh is also present at the event along with senior Congress leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and Mallikarjun Kharge. The convention is scheduled to continue till 4 pm at New Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium.
The event is likely to pave the way for Rahul to take over as the President of the party at the earliest, according to party sources.