Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said if he were allowed to speak in Parliament, he would give out some exclusive information regarding the “personal corruption” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Addressing the media, Gandhi said, “Read my lips... the PM is personally terrified of the information I have, we have. It is the personal corruption of the PM that we have detailed information on.”

Gandhi claimed he was speaking on behalf of all Opposition parties when he said, “The prime minister should stop taking alibis and he should come to the House and give all of us an opportunity to speak.” Although Modi was present in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday morning, the House was adjourned amid protests by the Opposition against the Centre’s demonetisation decision.

The Congress vice president also said the note ban is an anti-poor decision and added that Modi owes an explanation to the Opposition and the country at large, reported Firstpost. He said Modi should engage in a debate with the Opposition and then people will “take a decision on whether the Opposition or the prime minister is speaking the truth”.

Apart from Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Jyotiraditya Scindia, members from other parties also accompanied Gandhi. Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay said the Parliamentary system was facing a threat. He said, “We cannot understand why [there is] so much arrogance on the part of the government. The voice of the Opposition is going to be gagged.”

Soon after Gandhi addressed the media, the Bharatiya Janata Party said he is “making a joke of himself.” Union Minister Ananth Kumar demanded Gandhi’s apology and added, “The allegation was made out of desperation.” Another BJP legislator, Nishikant Dubey, said, “We dare Rahul Gandhi to release what he has.”