Demonetisation biggest scam in Independent India: Arvind Kejriwal

He said in the letter that people are now asking if "attacking" black money was intended then why the big billionaires were not caught who have black money."

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: November 22, 2016 10:29 pm
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Keeping up with his tirade against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has termed demonetisation as “the biggest scam” of Independent India, accusing him of “benefiting” the rich industrialists at the cost of poor under the pretext of patriotism.

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Aam Aadmi Party volunteers protesting over demonetisation of high value currency notes, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Tuesday distributed pamphlets of Kejriwal’s letter to the countrymen alleging that demonetisation involved a scam of Rs 8 lakh crore.

“These billionaires have usurped Rs 8 lakh crore until now, of which the government has waived off Rs 1.14 lakh crore.

“The government estimates that deposits worth Rs 10 lakh crore would be deposited in banks. This will be used to waive off remaining seven lakh crores. Five days after the demonetisation, the government has already waived off Rs 6000 crores of 63 billionaires,” Kejriwal’s letter alleged.

“This is cheating. The whole country is being fooled. Poor, middle class, traders, farmers, housewives and workers are depositing their hard earned money in the banks and the government is doling it out to the billionaires,” the letter reads.

He said in the letter that people are now asking if “attacking” black money was intended then why the big billionaires were not caught who have black money.”

Kejriwal also alleged that the country was being “looted” in the name of patriotism and the money deposited by people in the banks will be “doled out” among millionaires.

“People are also saying let the elections come and we will take revenge for each minute spent in the queues,” he added.

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  1. K
    Nov 22, 2016 at 6:07 pm
    This fraudster CM is busy cooking conspiracy theories instead of focusing on the work he was elected to do - Free WiFi, CCTV Cameras, Women security. Instead, he is busy working on his national ambitions at Delhi taxpayer's;br/gt;lt;br/gt;That, ladies and gentlemen, is the biggest scam.
    1. K
      Nov 22, 2016 at 7:46 pm
      This article should be on ENTERTAINMENT COLUMN....
      1. R
        Nov 23, 2016 at 4:45 am
        PM now stands for Pay to Modi. The money collected will also be given to the cheats as funding for infrastructure projects all given to the same defaulter and cheats. Some percentage will again come back to the political party as multiple amounts of less than 20,000 each and helicopter rides and other expenses for Modi.
        1. A
          Nov 22, 2016 at 6:50 pm
          Arvind must build momentum on this fraud, Modi is playing with his religion and not serving India, if he is not lying let him show from where BJP and RSS are getting their money and how much