If I were PM, would have thrown demonetisation proposal in dustbin: Rahul Gandhi

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 10, 2018, 02.49 PM (IST)

Responding to a question in Malaysia on how the Congress would have rolled out demonetisation, Rahul Gandhi said he would have thrown the proposal for demonetisation in a dustbin.

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He said that demonetisation was "not a good" initiative and if he were the prime minister he would have thrown the proposal in a dustbin.

Gandhi was speaking in Malaysia with an "enthusiastic gathering" of the Indian diaspora in Kuala Lumpur.

Asked how he would have rolled out demonetisation differently, Gandhi said: "if I was the Prime Minister and somebody would have given me a file with demonetisation written on it, I would thrown it in the dustbin, out of the door and into the junkyard."

"That is how I would have rolled it out because that is what I think should have been done with the demonetisation which was not good at all," he said.

Congress has been very critical of Demonetisation since its roll-out. 

Earlier at the University of California, Gandhi had called the move as " reckless and dangerous" decision taken by Prime Minister Modi.

Rahul Gandhi is on a five-day trip to the Southeast Asian countries.

(With inputs from PTI)