Modi shed crocodile tears in Goa, says Congress, calls for CBI
PANAJI: Congress on Monday November 14 mocked the break down of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech in Goa on Sunday November 13, terming his action as 'crocodile tears'.
The Prime Minister in an emotional speech had appealed people to adjust for 50 days with the situation arising out of current process of withdrawing Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. During this, he had broken down for split of a second before getting back to his speech.
"He cried but it appears to be crocodile tears. If you are carried away by his tears, then God save you," Congress leader and Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Shantaram Naik said addressing a press conference in Panaji on Monday November 14.
"You see the body language of Modi when he addressed the meeting in Goa. The body language was cruel in nature," he claimed.
Naik, a senior Congress leader, said that key people of BJP and industrialists close to power centre were informed in advance about the move to withdraw Rs 500-Rs 1,000 notes. "This was done, so that they could make necessary arrangements to legalise their funds," he added.
"Modi’s speech in Japan indicates that he is going to take more stringent steps in future which is dangerous and it appears that he is marching towards imposing fascism in this country," the Congress MP said.
Naik alleged that Modi has misused RBI machinery for political and electoral benefits. "The act of Modi borders on criminal action with respect to which there should be a CBI inquiry by sitting judge of Supreme Court as demonetisation of this nature is not an economic measure but financial fraud," he added.
The Prime Minister during his Goa visit on Sunday had made emotional plea to the people to bear with the government for 50 days after which he would deliver the 'India of your dreams'.
Modi was in the coastal state to lay foundation stone for new Greenfield airport at Mopa and Electronic city at Tuem, both in North Goa.