Demonetisation a major scam, says Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has alleged a ‘huge scam’ in demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes and demanded immediate roll back of the scheme. He claimed that he had confirmed information that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had informed the cartel of black money holders in advance before announcing the scheme who had already settled their black money. “The ruling BJP, its friendly corporate and black money hoarders were tipped off well in advance.
As a result of this, there were a massive rise the amounts of deposits in several public sector banks over the last quarter,” he said at a press conference on Saturday.
In support of his allegation of leakage of information, Kejriwal said that BJP’s Punjab Legal Cell Co-Convener Sandeep Kamboj had posted pictures of himself with big bundles of Rs 2,000 on November 6, two days before the decision was announced. “How did he get access to currency that were first released into the market on November 8,” Kejriwal asked.
Meanwhile, senior CPI(M) leader Rabin Deb claimed that Bengal’s BJP unit was aware of the PM’s decision and had deposited an amount of Rs 1 crore in a Kolkata bank, hours before the announcement.