Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said that his party colleague and BJP MP Subramanian Swamy spoke a lot and not everything he said was the party’s voice.
Speaking at ABP conclave, Prasad said that the demonetisation announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had positive impact in the economy.
He also took a swipe on the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. He said, “Why is Rahul Gandhi so rattled due to demonetisation?”
On Robert Vadra, Prasad said that his party was not like the Congress party and his government believed in pursuing matter in a legal manner.
The noticeable highlight of the session with Prasad was that audience continued to clap every time his claims on government achievements was questioned by the anchor.
At one point, an irritated Prasad said, “taliyan main bhi bajwa sakta hoon.”
He then told the anchor, “I would expect you to be a little serious.”
Prasad was at the event, organised by ABP to mark one year of the note ban.
Prasad said that people were with the prime minister on his economic policies while questioning Rahul’s knowledge on economy.
Modi had announced the note ban on 8 November last year declaring Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes illegal. Close to 200 people had died due to demonetisation related stress.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday had said that 3.5 lakh companies had shut shop due to note ban while accusing them of having committed frauds. Prasad said that there were allegations of fraud and if their papers were in order, then there will no action against them.
When asked to give a timeline for the availability of new Rs 50 and Rs 200, he said, “I will ask the finance minister and let you know.”