Kejriwal finds scam in everything, even in demonetisation
NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has a penchant for accusing everyone, especially Narendra Modi, without any proof. In a hurriedly called press conference on Saturday morning, he called the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes a scam.
Kejriwal’s paranoid attack on the Centre came a day after BJP chief #Amit Shah demanded an explanation from opposition, AAP included, on their motives for opposing the demonetisation. Amit Shah had suggested that opposition parties are protesting as they have hoarded crores of unaccounted cash for election purpose and would become worthless.
He alleged that that the BJP and some other players had been given prior information of the move.
“A huge scam has been perpetrated a few days ago in the name of tackling corruption,” Kejriwal alleged. “When the PM announced the move, he had informed all of his friends who had black money and they secured their money,” the Delhi CM added.
He further alleged that there had been significant misreporting on the money deposits made at banks. “In previous quarters, deposits in banks were negative. But in the July-to-September quarter, such large amounts were being deposited in the banks. Who did all this money belong to?” he asked. However, he conveniently forgot a hat was VDS scheme in the previous quarter and many people too advantage of that to deposit cash after paying tax and penalty.
The government has said those who deposit their black money will have to pay tax and face a 200 percent penalty. That means 90 percent of the amount will be lost. Which holder of black money is going to make such a deposit? The government is indirectly trying to tell black money holders not to deposit their money,” he alleged.
Despite being an an-IRS officer, he forgot that any cash not deposited by the scheme-end will be deemed lost and RBI can print equivalent notes in new format.