BJP alerted its friends before demonetisation move, it’s a scam, alleges Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal said PM Modi's 'surgical strike' is not on black money, but on the savings of the common man.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 12, 2016 6:38 pm
black money, demonetisation, Rs 500 note, Rs 1000 note, Rs 2000 note, arvind kejriwal, narendra modi, AAP, BJP Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of Delhi, at a press conference talks about the government’s demonetisation move (ANI photo)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Saturday alleged the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi alerted their ‘friends’ before announcing the move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes. In a press conference in the national capital, the AAP leader said, “Jab PM ne ailaan kiya, uske pehle apne saare doston ko satark kar diya jinke pas kaala dhan hai,unhone apna maal thikane laga diya (Before making the announcement, PM cautioned his friends (aide) who were hoarding black money. They took care of their money).”

Calling it a ‘big scam’ in the name of fight against black money, Kejriwal said the government’s intention is wrong. He said there have been big bank deposits in the last quarter and that these depositors were warned by the government before the demonetisation move.

“Modi ji ka surgical strike kaale dhan ke upar nahin hai, aam janata ke barso se jode hue savings par strike hai ye (Modi’s surgical strike is not on black money. It is on the years of savings collected by the common man),” said the chief minister. He also demanded a complete roll-back of the demonetisation move.

Kejriwal also pointed to a Punjab BJP leader who had revealed the government’s move to introduce Rs 2000 notes on November 6, two days before PM’s announcement.

Screenshots of a tweet (now deleted) by a Punjab BJP leader on the government's move to introduce new Rs 2000 note Screenshots of a tweet (now deleted) by a Punjab BJP leader on the government’s move to introduce new Rs 2000 note

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi hit back at Kejriwal calling him a ‘rumour-monger.’

“Arvind Kejriwal is nothing more than a rumour monger, but their rumour is like humour for India,” the minister was quoted saying by news agency ANI.

Three days after the surprise announcement of the prime minister to withdraw the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes from circulation, people are flocking to banks and ATMs in a bid to exchange the old notes. States across the countries reported long queues outside ATMs with bank officials struggling to give people the new currency notes.

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First Published on: November 12, 2016 11:23 am
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    Arjun
    Nov 12, 2016 at 11:09 pm
    His comments and Cease fire violations by stan do not need reasoning , logic or provocation .
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      prakash gotimukul
      Nov 13, 2016 at 6:09 am
      TOI toilet paper has so much blackmoney that they can afford to give space to this filthy half CM...................beware, he is a pauper now.
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        Ikok
        Nov 12, 2016 at 6:44 pm
        Truth is bitter and obviously takeing a giant step precautionary measures must have been taken .. poor people sted
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          Anil
          Nov 13, 2016 at 2:02 am
          Kejriwal and Mamata are two most honest leaders. Many are crooks pretending to be honest by punishing common people under currency crunch. Dishonest Politician when come to power har entire Nation due to their hypocrasy
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            Arvind Viswanat
            Nov 12, 2016 at 6:27 pm
            It is quite astonishing that MSM still carries publicity hungry statements and antics of politicians who have been taken aback by several actions by the current Govt. It is high time that these jokers accounting power are asked to show actions done rather than simple constant insinuations.
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              Chandu Shah
              Nov 12, 2016 at 12:03 pm
              Craziwal is totally mental. Look at his face. He looks angry all the time. Someone should shut him up
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                Chandu Shah
                Nov 12, 2016 at 12:08 pm
                This ia is talking rubbish as usual. I am a friend of BJP. No one told me in advance.
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                  Chander Pal
                  Nov 12, 2016 at 6:15 am
                  Remember that childhood story Dadi Maa used to tell us about a kid who made one too many shouts that a non existent fox has come. A K is just dramatizing that story, that's all. Please enjoy.
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                    Sandya
                    Nov 13, 2016 at 5:59 am
                    Sir midagara chala dabulu untavi kada avi malanti poor people ki help cheste eamovthundi plz help me sir
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                      Gantasala
                      Nov 12, 2016 at 9:28 pm
                      Kejriwal knows exactly what to do and when to FRUSTRATE THE ALREADY BONKERED MODIOTS
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                        Francis
                        Nov 12, 2016 at 8:57 am
                        Day by day, this rabies dogs is becoming worse and worse. Big menace to the nation. Only anti-national, corrupt, and terror elements like his utterances, as he is contributing to the destruction of the nation. After this dog came out of Anna camp, it found refuge in most Corrupt Party, then allied with fodder thieves, then became friend of anti-national forces in JNU, and stan found him suitable as their spokesman. What a great degradation!
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                          Franc
                          Nov 12, 2016 at 10:34 am
                          After this dog came out of Anna camp, it found refuge in most Corrupt Party, then allied with fodder thieves, then became friend of anti-national forces in JNU, and stan found him suitable as their spokesman. What a great degradation!
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                            Haru Mandal
                            Nov 12, 2016 at 8:30 am
                            Why there is no LOKPAAL appointed yet in India at the central level? Lots of people made "POLITICAL PROFIT and career advancement" (Shri Kejriwal ji included) on the World FAMOUS Lokpaal bill. That Lokpaal Bill is an ACT now, the sacred Consution of India was amended to make Loakpaal ACT a reality and to make the Lokpaal a consutional position -holder. That post is vacant!!! We should have APPOINTED a LOKPAAL long time back - should have made his supporting staff and departments and facilities/logistics (for investigation, prosecuting) FULL FUNCTIONING by this time , should have strengthened Central Vigilance Commission, should have made CBI INDEPENDENT (smile!) ? Sounds like talk from the past some 100 years back!???
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                              Hariharan
                              Nov 12, 2016 at 7:54 am
                              Kj is close friend of fodder thief Lallu. He hugged him on the stage. He supported the corrupt alliance consisting Con Party and Lallu. He supports terrorists in JNU. He supports stan. No wonder he opposes anything good for the India. His masters would have told him about their frustration that the counterfeit money they printed for terrorists all became waste. That is why he is barking to please his corrupt masters.
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                                Prateik
                                Nov 12, 2016 at 9:26 pm
                                Can the MODI declare Adarsh Society, that was bought by everybody with black money, null and void.
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                                  JNUSU
                                  Nov 12, 2016 at 9:25 pm
                                  Absolutely true. Brainless dumbhakts "BURN"
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                                    IML sood
                                    Nov 12, 2016 at 2:36 pm
                                    A dog tired and exhausted stop barking for someime but if a man like Khujli starts barking even dogs say he is their champion.A real nut and cl joker having anti people ,anti India feelings.
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                                      Jim
                                      Nov 12, 2016 at 7:07 pm
                                      black
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                                        Jim
                                        Nov 12, 2016 at 7:07 pm
                                        khujli
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                                          Jim
                                          Nov 12, 2016 at 7:09 pm
                                          khujli waala ka black money waste ho g a y a re
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                                            Jim
                                            Nov 12, 2016 at 7:07 pm
                                            waste
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