PM Modi Mocks Manmohan in Rajya Sabha, Congress MPs Walk Out

PM Narendra Modi targeted his predecessor Manmohan Singh for describing demonetisation as “loot” and “plunder”.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a jibe at his predecessor Manmohan Singh who did not speak in favour of demonetisation in the Rajya Sabha. The former PM had described the currency ban as “looting” even as he asserted that the fight against black money is not a political one or targeted towards against any party.

Modi tore into the Congress and took on Singh who had described demonetisation as "organised loot" and "legalised plunder", saying "the art of bathing in a bathroom with a raincoat on" is known only to the former Prime Minister as there is "no blot on him" despite "all the scams".

This provoked an angry reaction from Congress members who staged a walkout in the midst of the reply by the Prime Minister to a debate on Motion of Thanks to the President's Address which was later adopted by the House after negation of all the 651 amendments.

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