PM Modi should act against Swiss bank account holders first, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also said demonetisation of Rs 1, 000 and Rs 500 notes and introducing Rs 2, 000 note will not help curb black money.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 12, 2016 9:40 pm
demonetisation, pm modi, modi demonetisation, arvind kejriwal demonetisation, kejriwal demonetisation, kejriwal swiss bank, swiss bank account holders, black money, india news Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal claimed that in 2011, the Centre had a list of 648 people with Swiss Bank accounts. (Source: PTI Photo)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said that to solve the problem of black money, Prime Minister Narendra Modi should first take action against Swiss bank account holders and stop “harassing honest” traders. He met traders in Azadpur Mandi, Laxmi Nagar and Gandhi Nagar markets in the evening and demanded that the government rollback the decision.

“Two days ago the decision to demonetise notes of higher denominations was announced by the Prime Minister and people of the country are distressed. Are not people distressed?” Kejriwal asked a crowd in Gandhi Nagar that replied loudly in the affirmative.

Demonetisation of Rs 1, 000 and Rs 500 notes and introducing Rs 2, 000 note will not help curb black money, but increase it as it will be easier to amass money in larger denomination, he said. He met wholesale traders in Azadpur Mandi who said they were facing problems in carrying out cash transactions.

“Friends of BJP were informed in advance” about the demonetisation move. They parked their money safely, while common men were left to fend for themselves, he alleged. “I want to ask Modiji if the black money is lying with traders or with Ambani-Adani. Why don’t you catch Ambani-Adani?” he said and added that the government should stop “harassing honsest” traders.

He claimed that in 2011, the Centre had a list of 648 people with Swiss Bank accounts and said the Prime Minister should take action against them. “The Congress(government) did nothing. Modi is not doing anything because the names of his friends are there in that list,” he alleged.

“The problem of black money will be solved if these people are sent to jail,” he said. He assured traders that no raid will be conducted either by the VAT department or the Sales Tax department for the next one month and asked people to pay no heed to “rumours”. A group of Congressmen held a demonstration and raised slogans against Kejriwal, who retorted accusing it of “siding” with BJP.

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First Published on: November 12, 2016 9:33 pm
  1. V
    Feb 13, 2017 at 11:16 am
    STFU what he says is correct Pvsundaresan Iyer
    1. K
      kona Sam
      Nov 13, 2016 at 3:47 am
      What happened to his promise to procedure Ms Shiela Dixit?
      1. M
        Nov 13, 2016 at 6:06 am
        If traders, businessmen, real estate and jewellary wallas, were honest and keep accounts and pay taxes this problem would not have cropped up. at least now AK should request all of them to be honest and pay taxes to the government to further cause of poor people.
        1. P
          Nov 12, 2016 at 8:22 pm
          Could someone ask Kejrewal to act upon Delhi pollution and do not stick his nose on national;br/gt;Did he forget he is CM not PM.
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            pvsundaresan iyer
            Nov 13, 2016 at 11:10 am
            1. R
              Nov 13, 2016 at 4:40 am
              Mr CM, there is no first and second, you start with one agenda and it will automatically become;br/gt;You being a revenue man don't know anything about how to restrict black money. You don't even know how to improve Delhi' plight. The least you can do is to keep your mouth shut when others are trying to take care of our country instead of putting your foot in your mouth every time you open your mouth.
              1. S
                Shafted mohammed
                Nov 12, 2016 at 4:40 pm
                One thing is clear , your partyunding from abroad would be blocked. You can shout as much as you want to hide your incompetence. As people know modi has not fared well but your performance in Delhi is disgusting.shame on you when Delhi is suffering you and your ministers are enjoying and doing propaa in other states with blatant lies and delhietes are suffering.
                1. R
                  Nov 13, 2016 at 10:43 am
                  Dont spread panic
                  1. V
                    Vedang Gupta
                    Nov 12, 2016 at 6:48 pm
                    He doesnt care about delhi what he cares about is what modi is doing and how can he say something against it. Right now after the modi masterstroke every party is scared because of the UP and punjab elections. they are bound to loose due to this. I know we people have to face inconvenience due to this decision made by the govt. but we have been facing the black money and terrorism issue for a longtime so i dont think we common people would mind to face any inconvenience caused by this decision.
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