Stressing on bringing transparency in donations of political parties, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday said that all elections – right from Panchayat to Parliament — should be held on one day.
“All political parties should come forward in creating a consensus on holding all elections on a single day as it will help saving a huge amount of public money that can be utilised for the welfare of poor people,” Shah said.
“We are also in favour of discussion and change in the way political parties take monetary donations. I urge all political parties to come forward and engage in fruitful discussion so that we can bring transparency in the country’s political system,” Shah said while addressing Parivartan Yatra in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur.
Showing his concern over problems being faced by people after demonetisation, Shah said, “We are aware about long queues and problems faced by the common man to get his money. However, this pain of 50 days will benefit the nation for 50 years.”
“This black money was also financing terrorism, Naxalites, and drug mafia in the country. However, in on swipe, all the funds with anti-national forces were turned into waste. The value of counterfeit Indian currency, which was injected to harm the country’s economy, has been reduced to zero,” the BJP president said.
Taking pot shots at UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Shah said, “The UP CM has been talking only about demonetisation in the last 20 days, but has nothing to say about the state’s development. Before asking about demonetisation, Akhilesh must give account of the work done by his full majority government in the last 5 years.”