New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi claimed today that he had explosive information on “personal corruption” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that would “explode his balloon” but he was not being allowed to speak in parliament on the notes ban.
“Read my lips… the PM is personally terrified of the information I have, we have. It is personal corruption of the PM that we have detailed information on,” the Congress Number 2 declared, flanked by leaders of 16 opposition parties as he spoke to the media at parliament.
“My information is personal information on Narendra Modi ji, which I want to put out in the Lok Sabha. I want to say it there as an elected member of parliament,” he added.
The BJP immediately shot back that “Rahul Gandhi is making a joke of himself.”
The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day after repeated disruptions.
The government said PM Modi was ready to speak in a debate on the notes ban but the opposition has refused to relent on its demand for a debate followed by voting.
As the Prime Minister sat in the Lok Sabha, it was adjourned within minutes amid slogan shouting, in an indication that the last three days of the winter session are likely to be washed out.
Both sides accuse the other of running away from the demonetisation debate.
“Rahul Gandhi is making a joke of himself, his party is responsible for blocking parliament,” said BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao.