BJP should declare it will contest polls with cheques only: Salman Khurshid

Speaking on the issue of black money, he said that the central government should also focus on the fake currency being pushed into the country from outside.

By: PTI | Zirakpur | Published:November 13, 2016 8:38 pm
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Lashing out at Modi government, Congress leader Salman Khurshid has alleged that anybody who questions it is labelled a traitor, and said BJP should declare it will contest the next elections by only using cheques if it is serious about the fight against blackmoney. The former external affairs minister also urged all parties to refrain from playing politics over the SYL canal issue, saying, “It would be better if they get together and resolve it or they will have to go by the SC decision”.

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At a function at a private school last evening, Khurshid said, “Anyone who questions the government is being labelled a traitor or an irresponsible person”.

Speaking on the issue of black money, he said that the central government should also focus on the fake currency being pushed into the country from outside.

“Modi government should disclose the amount of fake currency seized till now…. If the BJP says that it will contest the next elections only by using a cheque, then I will admit that black money has been wiped away”.

On reports of infighting between Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh and Pratap Singh Bajwa, Khurshid said that Congress high command was aware of the situation and will take apt measures when required.

“Captain’s hardwork and the enthusiasm of the cadres will lead Congress to a thumping victory in Punjab,” he added.

Targeting AAP over SYL issue, Khurshid said, “AAP likes to point fingers at others, but it doesn’t want to be questioned”.

“Their leaders are used to giving irresponsible statements on serious issues,” he said, adding, “This might have helped them in the past, but they stand exposed now”.