Bareilly Dec 10: Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi for his "earthquake" remark, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said that Congress vice president is right as it will totally destroy the grand old party if he is allowed to speak.
'Rahul Gandhi says that an earthquake will occur if he speaks... he is right ...whatever is left of Congress will be totally finished ....all the partners in this political drama of the Congress will also be damaged beyond repair," Naqvi said in the BJP's Parivartan Yatra here, referring to opposition parties protesting against demonetisation.
Yesterday, Gandhi accused the Centre of not allowing him to speak in Parliament on demonetisation.
"If they allow me to speak in Parliament, you will see what an earthquake is going to happen," he said.
Earlier in the day, asserting that black money hoarders are "worried" post demonetisation, Naqvi questioned UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati as to why they are "feeling troubled" and giving "illogical" statements opposing the move.
"Black money hoarded by some people turned into scrap overnight that's why such people are worried. But why Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati are worried after demonetisation?," he said.
"Babua (Akhilesh) and Bua (Mayawati) of Uttar Pradesh are feeling troubled after demonetisation...their illogical opposition to the move has exposed the SP and BSP completely.
Naqvi's "Babua and Bua" dig at Akhilesh and Mayawati was in reference with the Chief Minister and his predecessor calling each other as so few days ago while exchanging barbs.
Wondering as to why some people like Mayawati, Mamata Bannerji, SP chief Mulayam Singh and Rahul Gandhi were worried over demonetisation, Naqvi said it should have perturbed the corrupt and dishonest the most.
"But the most worried are the ones who have not allowed the Parliament to function," the Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) said.
"All sections of the country are supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi although those having black money are troubled by the fact that they are going bankrupt," Naqvi said adding that a new era has begun where black money hoarders looked panicked and the poor were happy.
Alluding to the recent feud within the Samajwadi Party, particularly between the CM and his uncle Shivpal Yadav, Naqvi stated that people of Uttar Pradesh are "fed up" with the "chacha and bhatija".
"The people want change in the government; they have decided to bring back the BJP in the state with a complete majority. Only the BJP can take the state forward on the path of development," the Union minister said.