BJP notified its ‘friends’ before currency switch, says Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal demanded that the move be rolled back, and that names of people who allegedly deposited huge sums in banks before the PM’s announcement be made public.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: November 13, 2016 2:59 am
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Saturday slammed the Centre over the demonetisation move, accusing the BJP of telling its “friends” about it before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement.

Kejriwal demanded that the move be rolled back, and that names of people who allegedly deposited huge sums in banks before the PM’s announcement be made public.

Attacking the PM and BJP chief Amit Shah, Kejriwal said, “In your eyes, who has more money in the country — Ambani, Adani, Sharad Pawar, Subhash Chandra and Badal or the rickshaw-puller, the hairstylist, the cobbler and the shopkeeper?”

“Who are standing in queues (at ATMs and banks)? The common man, housewives, rickshaw pullers, small traders, Sadar and Chandni Chowk traders, farmers and labourers. People are dying. Modiji’s surgical strike is on the common man,” Kejriwal said.

“The ATMs are designed for old currency, not the new currency. The government knew this. This decision should be rolled back. This will have repercussions on the economy and affect the job market. Will people do their job, look after their kids, or will they keep standing in lines for Rs 2,000?” he said.

Targeting the BJP chief over his statement that demonetisation has shaken those with black money, Kejriwal said, “Now Amit Shah is giving lessons on honesty in this country. There cannot be a bigger irony than that.”

He added, “A channel made the revelation that in the past three months, thousands of crores have been deposited in banks. Many bank deposits had gone in negative and now they are showing growth. Whose money was it?”

He also questioned how Sanjeev Kamboj, who heads BJP’s Punjab legal cell, had Rs 2,000 notes on November 6 — even before the PM’s announcement. “The notes came in the market on November 10. Kamboj was showing them on social media. It’s clear that BJP leaders already knew,” he said.

Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay hit back, saying, “He (Kejriwal) spoke on the Punjab elections and it indicates that his financial arrangements have broken down. Kejriwal’s party had stacked hundreds of crores for Punjab and Goa elections.”

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  1. A
    Nov 13, 2016 at 9:04 am
    modi, plz catch ur industrialist friends first who constantly fund your election campaigns. why do you torture a common man? every middle cl household will have 5 to 20 lakh rs savings. thats the truth. they are the ones who will be affected while your friends remain happy. i request indians to sensibly think and vote next time in 2019 and all UPwalas to make proper choice in 2017
    1. B
      Nov 13, 2016 at 9:01 am
      well done arvind. newspapers should first stop portraying a jumlabaazi as a god . people are fooled everywhere to make belive that this is the end of black money. if this is the end of black money, why need a higher denomination rs 2000;br/gt;lt;br/gt;fake watsapp msgs about nanochips in rs 2000 notes were circulated by bjp IT cell
      1. S
        Nov 13, 2016 at 8:58 am
        i am glad that atleast one person like kejriwal has stood up to counter this mive scam conducted openly by fekuchand. Demonetisation is a bigger scam than 2g,coalgate, commonwealth scams. #scamster PM
        1. P
          Parthasarathy Madhavan
          Nov 13, 2016 at 4:37 am
          News Papers should stop encouraging this fellow and not publish all allegations he just makes on the PM without any proof. Next time you want to publish anything he says- DEMAND some proof. It is easy to keep on making accusations. When the Police arrests his party men on specific charges- He cries FOUL. then he goes and says arrest Rahul hi, Arrest Jaitley and so on so forth. When some one says anything against AAP, he will immediately retort- Baseless. How can this fellow keep such a double standard? Because the News Papers keep publishing all the Rubbish he is announcing.
          1. R
            Nov 13, 2016 at 12:40 am
            Kindly visit the site and check for facts yourself. There is increase of 3.9 lakh crore in for a period of one and half month...where 1-1.5 lakh crore increase is within normal range if you compare it with previous months and previous year. There is excess of around 2 lakh crores which may be attributed to 7th pay commission arrears and VDIS scheme of government which ended on 31 September. Also the currency in circulation has increased for that period. Kindly visit RBI site and for yourself. Above mentioned period is for one half;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This Kejriwal is a liar and just wants to confuse people. His next job will be a conspiracy theory;br/gt;lt;br/gt;
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