BJP never said Rs15L will come to your account, says Rajnath Singh
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) never made promises of transferring Rs 15 lakh into bank accounts of the people.
"Never said Rs 15 lakh will come (to accounts of people). We had said that we will take action (karyawahi) against black money. Action is being taken against black money. It was our government which made SIT on the topic of black money," a news agency quoted Rajnath Singh as saying.
The statement of the Union minister comes in the backdrop of opposition parties slamming the BJP for making false promises to woo the people of India ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and repeating it yet again in 2019.
Bringing black money was one of the key issues for the 2014 elections.
In this year's manifesto of the BJP, there is a mention of cracking down on parallel economy but it doesn't occupy pride of place in speeches by political leaders.
The opposition, especially the Congress, has been quick to point out that the BJP has not delivered on 'bringing back home illegal wealth stashed abroad' as was promised.
Refuting allegations of political vendetta behind Income Tax Department and Enforcement Directorate raids on opposition leaders and their aides, home minister Rajnath Singh said the agencies are autonomous bodies and they are acting on their inputs.
In an interview to ANI, Singh said, "The agencies which are conducting raids are autonomous bodies. Model Code of Conduct does not apply to them. They are acting on their inputs. How can we stop them?"