Congress MPs walk out of RS after Modi's jibe on Manmohan Singh

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The Congress MPs walked out of Rajya Sabha on Wednesday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a jibe at former prime minister Manmohan Singh

Referring to corruption and misrule during UPA rule, Modi said Manmohan Singh knows the 'art of taking bath while wearing a raincoat'.

Modi also said his government's war against corruption and black money was not a political fight and said it was meant to empower honest people.

"There is no denying that corruption has spread its roots in the society. The biggest sufferers of this parallel economy are the poor whose rights are snatched and the middle class," Modi said during a debate in the Rajya Sabha.

Defending his November 8 decision to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, Modi said the step was to empower the honest.

"Honest forces will not be empowered unless harsh steps are taken against the dishonest. The ultimate beneficiaries of these steps will be the poor. These steps will empower the honest," he said.

(OneIndia News with IANS inputs)

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