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BJP insiders knew about demonetisation in advance: Hooda

BJP insiders knew about demonetisation in advance: Hooda

Dehradun: Accusing BJP of buying land worth crores of rupees in many states shortly before demonetisation, former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday claimed it indicates that party insiders knew about the move in advance.

“On one hand, hapless middle class people have to queue up outside ATMs and banks for hours for their own money; while on the other, lakhs and crores of rupees in black money is being recovered from the possession of BJP leaders.

“Not only that, purchase of land worth crores of rupees by BJP in several states shortly before demonetization shows party insiders and its industrialist friends knew about it in advance,” Hooda alleged, in Dehradun.

The Congress leader also accused the Narendra Modi government of “making” the poor stand in queues to for their own money and using the Rs 600 crore deposited in the banks after demonetisation for “repaying debts of Rs 600 lakh crore of its industrialist friends”.

PTI