AAP demands arrest of UP transport minister Gayatri Prajapati for ‘adjusting’ black money

AAP's Vaibhav Maheshwari alleged that almost Rs 10 crores are collected in small denomination notes through the sale of Roadways bus tickets.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Published:November 11, 2016 11:19 pm

Aam Admi Party (AAP) Friday demanded the arrest of Uttar Pradesh Transport minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati accusing him of “adjusting his black money worth crores of rupees through collections made by tickets sale of Roadways buses”.

“Almost Rs 10 crores are collected in small denomination notes through the sale of Roadways bus tickets on a daily basis which is deposited in the ICICI bank,” state unit spokesman of AAP Vaibhav Maheshwari said.

“Before November 9, the deposits in the bank was being made in small denomination notes but after that it is being done in the denomination of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000,” Maheshwari claimed.

The AAP leader alleged that Prajapati, through his confidants was pressurising the officials of the transport department to convert his black money in this manner.

Demanding that the entire details of the notes deposited from November 9 onwards be made public, he demanded arrest of Prajapati and order a CBI probe into the matter.

“Any sympathy with the SP government on the matter of black money will mean betraying the people of the country,” he said.