Rich looting our money while we stand in ATM lines: Rahul Gandhi

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"Rs 45,000 crore have been given to his (Modi's) industrialist friend", he said, referring to the Indo-French inter-governmental pact inked in September 2016 for buying 36 off-the-shelf Dassault Rafale twin-engine fighters for the Indian Air Force.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi today called the recent cash crunch as a result of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Government's weak banking system. Modiji's fascination for (Vijay) Mallya, the terror of note-bandi spreads again. His remarks come days after Modi said the guilty in the Kathua and Unnao incidents would not be spared and that the country's daughters will get justice. "Had we been allowed to speak in Parliament on Rafael (jets) issue, Nirav Modi matter, the Prime Minister won't be able to stand", he said.

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Gujarat are some of the states where people are complaining about ATMs going out of cash.

April. 17 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday accused the Congress party of defaming Hindu community on the global level.

"When two of our ministers tried to bring forward the views of the local population, the Congress and the media raised a hue and cry", Javadekar said on Sunday.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley said in a tweet that he has reviewed the currency situation in the country and it is a temporary shortage caused by sudden and unusual increase in demand.

Earlier on Monday, Patra targeted the Congress Party for allegedly defaming and disrespecting the Hindu religion and said that the latter was doing this just for the sake of "votes".

Shergill also accused the BJP of "siphoning off" all the cash from banks saying that is why the ATMs have gone dry. "The BJP brigade is the biggest spokesperson, protector and lawyer of all the absconders and fraudsters of the nation who have taken benefit of BJP's "Udaan Scheme" for scamsters who have taken away the money", he added.