In a scathing attack on Opposition for stalling Parliament over demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday alleged they were trying to “rescue the corrupt” like Pakistan gives cover fire to terrorists to cross border. He said the note ban will expose the ‘kala dhan’ (black money) as well as ‘kale mann’ (ill-intentions) of many.
“The commotion created in Parliament is like the ‘cover fire’ that Pakistan uses to ensure terrorists infiltrate into India. Similarly, the ruckus in Parliament lets cheats get away,” the PM said at an event in Varanasi.
Here’s how people reacted to his comment on Twitter:
In a democracy, an elected PM calls entire elected Opposition as “Pakistani”. What a disgraceful statement. #Varanasi— Rajarshi Dutta (@RD_justRD) December 22, 2016
So @narendramodi says those criticising government decisions are Pakistani.Sir, I guess you were Pakistani till 2014?— Mahesh Murthy (@maheshmurthy) December 22, 2016
Calling Indian citizens as Pakistani shows the real bigoted mental state of Butcher of Gujarat @narendramodi .— Jagrati Shukla (@JagratiShukla28) December 22, 2016
How dare you accuse me of acting like Pakistan @narendramodi?Does Pakistan Pay for your lavish lifestyle?I Pay!https://t.co/jIAUfJryR5— Mitesh Patel 🎗 (@_MiteshPatel) December 22, 2016