New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes was taken to create a “corruption-free” India. This move has hit many political parties.
The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday dominated Delhi Assembly and passed a resolution urging the President to direct the Centre to immediately roll back the demonetisation of high-value notes.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi took Rs 25 crore as bribe from a corporate when he was the Gujarat chief minister. He demanded an inquiry into the bribery allegation.
Due to the stormy proceedings the session was adjourned for 15 minutes soon after Kejriwal tabled the resolution, amid sloganeering against Prime Minister. Narendra Modi by ruling AAP MLAs.
Vijender Gupta leader of Opposition was marshalled out of the Assembly for disrupting the CM’s speech.
Kejriwal also said that the.”Modi is the prime minister of the rich and his friends. He is the enemy of the poor. The Income Tax department had conducted a raid at the office of Aditya Birla Group in 2012-13. When questioned, the accountant said that he received the money in the form of hawala and gave it to Subhendu Amitabh, who is the group executive president of the Aditya Birla Group.”
He said that when the documents of the company were scrutinised, it showed that Rs 25 crore and 12 guns were given to CM Gujarat.
Subhendu Amitabh said that the money was received from Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals, the AAP leader said.
Kejriwal claimed the IT department gave its report and said that the answers received were unsatisfying and evasive.
“The Congress government did not take any action because they were scared that the BJP would come in power and probe against Robert Vadra,” he said.
Kejriwal said that several people have been dying by committing suicide because of the tension to meet the expenses of their daughter’s marriage. But Modi’s rich friends are not affected by this, he said.
“I read in the paper that Janardhan Reddy’s daughter is getting married and Rs 500 crore is being spent for the occasion. However, he was not seen standing in the queue neither he is under any kind of pressure to gets the notes exchanged. Where is he getting the cash from,” questioned Kejriwal.
He said that people should be given a month’s time and the government should come out with the proper planning. “The people should be given time and we will support the government to fight corruption and eradicate black money. If this is not done then the entire economic condition of the country will go downhill,” he said.