AAP, BJP spar over demonetisation

Arvind Kejriwal went on social media to criticise the Centre's move to demonetise Rs 500, Rs 1000.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 20, 2016 4:45 am

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Saturday went live on Facebook to voice his opposition to the Centre’s move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

“The Rs 2,000 note makes it that much easier for the corrupt to hoard cash and use it to pay bribes… The Modi government has already waived off loans worth Rs 1,14,000 crore and now wants to waive off the Rs 7,00,000 crore left. This entire demonetisation exercise has been to ensure that people deposit all their money into banks, which will make it possible for these loans to be waived off,” he said.

BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad hit back: “After the demonetisation move, we were sure that some political parties with unaccounted money would be badly hurt. But the anguish shown by AAP shows that it has been hurt the most.”