Modi protecting his corporate friends, says chief minister
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of protecting his “corporate friends” while carrying out demonetisation and sought to link him with some “big politicians” whose names had come up during a probe by CBI and Income Tax department.
Addressing an emergency session of Delhi Assembly, he also asked why Modi was not taking action against those named in the list of Swiss Bank account holders as well as in Panama papers. The day-long special session convened to discuss the demonetisation issue saw acrimonious scenes with the Opposition BJP leader Vijender Gupta repeatedly raising objections to the Chief Minister dragging Modi’s name into the debate.
When attempts by Speaker Ram Niwas Goel to rein in Gupta failed, he was marshalled out and the debate continued. The Delhi Chief Minister also made several allegations against Modi relating to the period when he the Gujarat Chief Minister.