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Modi govt turned RBI into Centre’s mouthpiece, alleges AAP

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday alleged that demonetization has shown the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has “turned” into a mouthpiece of the Centre under the Narendra Modi government.

Party spokesperson Raghav Chadha said the RBI’s status as an institution beyond politicking has taken a hit due to the “fiasco” in the wake of the currency restriction measure announced on November 8. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned RBI into a BJP mouthpiece. It makes misleading statements in the public. Modi has eroded the credibility of all institutions including and the central bank is the latest casualty. Only PM is responsible for the situation RBI finds itself in,” he told a press conference.

Chadha and AAP’s Delhi Convenor Dilip Pandey also demanded that a probe be initiated into alleged land deals undertaken by some BJP leaders days before demonetization was announced. Delhi Chief Minister and AAP’s National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal will address six rallies across Uttar Pradesh and BJP-ruled Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan on demonetization next month.