Rahul Gandhi stood in a queue for first time in his life: Javadekar

Imphal (Manipur) [India], Nov. 12 : Referring demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 as a 'revolutionary change', Union Minister of Ministry of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar on Saturday took a jibe at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi who stood in queue outside a bank, saying that the later went there just for a photo opportunity.

"He has been in a queue for the first time in his life. All party member from BJP and others have been in queue. We have not got leadership by birth. Congress is synonymous with corruption. Today when we are fighting corruption, he is fighting for photo opportunity," Javadekar said. He further said that by demonetizing currency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's has brought a revolution and it will bring economic independence.

"The Congress looted left, right and centre for years together. What it has achieved is complete mechanism and culture of loot and corruption. Now they want to have newer new excuses to oppose this revolutionary step of demonetisation because they are badly hurt," he said.

Visiting the bank yesterday, Gandhi said, "I have come here to exchange Rs.4000. I will stand in line with the people who are suffering." He also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said, "I am not seeing any "Sui-boot" person standing in queue to withdraw cash.

I am only seeing people languishing here standing in serpentine queues.".

Source: ANI