NEW DELHI: After Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) had sensationally revealed a RTI query which said that a cooperative bank with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah as a director had collected the highest deposits of demonetised notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, #ShahZyadaKhaGay started trending on twitter.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi also hit out at Shah in a tweet.
“Congratulations Amit Shahji, Director, Ahmedabad Dist. Cooperative Bank, on your bank winning first prize in the conversion of old notes to new race. Rs 750 crore in five days! Millions of Indians whose lives were destroyed by demonetisation, salute your achievement. #ShahZyadaKhaGaya.”
Congratulations Amit Shah ji , Director, Ahmedabad Dist. Cooperative Bank, on your bank winning 1st prize in the conversion of old notes to new race. 750 Cr in 5 days!
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 22, 2018
India's leading 'Newspaper" doing fearless journalism by publishing the @AmitShah amassing laundered money from #Demonetisation story on Page 1. Yesterday #ShahZyadaKhaGaya was the story of the Internet.Not even 1 line in 22 pages? #Cobrapost was so right about @vineetjaintimes pic.twitter.com/jKncftYJCi
— Suby (@Subytweets) June 23, 2018
— Siona Gogoi (@AtomicBlow) June 22, 2018
1. Look at ‘Gujarat’ list in the RTI that exposed Amit Shah. Look at the amounts.
2. Not only Amit Shah, but board of directors of ADCB includes -Yashpal Chudasama. Heard his name in Jay Shah case! Both were chargesheeted in Sohrabuddin Sheikh Fake Encounter pic.twitter.com/UcS6WW54qv
— Rachit Seth (@rachitseth) June 22, 2018
Formerly close to PM Narendra Modi & Amit Shah, Sr.Advct & Ex.BJP MLA Yatin Oza claims 2have video recording which prove that all the close associates of Shah since 8th Nov till today are engaged into exchange of old nots at 37% discount #ShahZyadaKhaGaya https://t.co/7Cvgq7OFJM
— Arjun Modhwadia (@arjunmodhwadia) June 22, 2018
The highest amount of banned notes were collected among DCCBs (District Central Cooperative Banks) in just five days were in BJP-ruled states, mainly Gujarat.
The Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) had first reported on the above-mentioned RTI query on Thursday, and claimed that Shah was the bank’s chairman in 2000, and that he “continues to be a director with the bank and has been in that position for several years”. The RTI information was reportedly sought by Mumbai-based activist Manoranjan S Roy and the response was given by S Saravanavel, the Chief General Manager and Appellate Authority of the National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD).
On Facebook too, users posted scathing comments against the BJP President.
One Jose Josun wrote, “I’m no fortune teller, but i predict this will be the next bird flying out of the country soon, like the Modi renegades.” User K Tumpendra Modi wrote, “750 cr in 5 days. Even if the bank was opened for 12hrs for 5 days, it took 12.5cr/ hr on an average. That means even if each customer was allowed to deposit Rs 1 lakh, the bank dealt with 1250 customer/ hr on an average. Wow!! Can happens only in Amit Shah banks!!”
Jacob George commented, “Indeed, Demonetization was a master stroke for the BJP… but, Sad 1.3 billion citizens of the country suffered for it.”
On Twitter, Supreme Court lawyer Sanjay Hegde wrote, “Manmohan Singh was right on organised loot and legalised plunder.” Activist Teesta Setalvad commented, “Who benefitted frm Notebandhi?Not the daily wage earner,Not d small textile unit manufctrer,not d banarasi saree weaver or dealer. Who spends d most during elections post Notbandi? Which party? Buys MLAs, workers? Who now censors d Media to Pull down stories?”