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Rahul Gandhi’s poser to journos: How is the mood in the nation? Are you writing freely these days?

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi and BJP’s war of words seems to have no end. Rahul, at his press conference yesterday, asked journalists if they were writing “freely” and also claimed that ordinary people in the country are “scared of speaking out” these days.

The Congress President was addressing a press conference in which he again criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on demonetisation and Rafale deal. While he was on a no-holds-barred attack on Modi, the Congress chief asked journalists with a smile: “How is the mood in the nation? Are you writing freely these days or is there some pressure…a little.”

Well, he didn’t wait for the answer and went on to answer his own question, “The general mood in the nation these days is such that people are a little scared of speaking out. Mediapersons too do their job a bit reluctantly.”


Addressing a press conference a day after the RBI in its final report said almost all the demonetised currency has returned to the banking system, he said the note ban decision was not a mistake but an “assault” on the common man. Congress chief alleged that the note ban “scam” was deliberately inflicted on common people by the PM who owes an answer to the country on why he did so and demanded a JPC probe into the Rafale issue saying the country wants to know “what is the deal between the prime minister and businessman Anil Ambani”.