Roll back demonetisation announcement before “situation goes out of hand”: Kejriwal


Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation and calling his emotion-laced speech in Goa as drama , Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today asked him to join people queuing up outside banks to find out whether they were all scam-tainted.

He claimed 50 per cent of the country’s black money was going to BJP’s coffers.

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Stepping up his attack on Modi on demonetisation, Kejriwal demanded immediate roll back of the “poorly implemented scheme” before “situation goes out of hand” and said the Centre should bring some remedial measures in the next 24 hours to arrest the country’s “rapidly sliding” economy.

“People are more nervous after his speech. Either he is unaware of the situation or the situation has gone out of his hand and he is giving emotional speeches. Keep ego aside, roll it back before things spiral out of control. It is a very poorly implemented scheme.

“What about gold conversion and dollar conversion? Where is the amount going? It is going through backdoor and coming out as Rs 2000 notes. The brokers are in the ruling party. 50 per cent of the entire black money amount is going to BJP…fake Rs 2000 notes hit the market in 24 hours because they are friends with them,” he alleged.

Addressing reporters at his residence, Kejriwal said panic has set in across the country after Modi sought 50 more days from people. People are not even ready to wait for 50 hours as “suicides are happening, hospitals are refusing treatment, families are having to hungry”, he said.

“The kind of language he used for people standing in lines is deplorable. He said 2G and coal scam tainted are standing in lines. Mr Prime Minister, you should yourself stand in the queue and find out who actually are there. He sees Raza, Kanimozhi and Kalmadi in them. The PM should apologise to the people for making fun of those standing in lines,” Kejriwal said.

Kejriwal wondered why the country’s 125 crore people were being targeted instead of the “few lakhs” who, according to Modi, are corrupt. Kejriwal alleged, “The present government is friends with the corrupt, counterfeit currency makers and Swiss bank account holders. ”

Calling Modi s emotional speech in Goa a drama , Kejriwal said corruption cannot be contained by changing the notes or resorting to “theatrics”.

“Why is he targeting 125 crore people and not the few lakhs he spoke about? Why is he friends with those few lakhs? You had said you will send those like Robert Vadra and those having Swiss bank accounts to jail. What happened to that? You did not even try to bring back a paisa from Siwss banks. Now you are friends with them. There’s a list of 648 people…what did you do?” said Kejriwal.

Earlier, in an address at Panaji, which was laced with emotion, the Prime Minister said his hot pursuit of corruption and black money will continue even if “I am burned alive”.

Kejriwal demanded that the government take action against 648 Swiss bank account holders” and rubbished Modi’s remarks that “forces” are against him and may not let him live.

“Who is he facing threats from? I want to understand. So SPG, IB, RAW are ineffective? Stop this drama,” Kejriwal said.


  1. How I can file a case against Govt. as they plan currency band without any preparation. Kewal Bhasan chal raha hai. Logo ko pas khane ke liye paise nahi hai. Kitne is Bache\ Budhe or Janta is tuglaki frman ke chakkar me mar gaye. Aapna paisha nilkale ke liye sara kam chor kar ghanto line me lage rahe. Akhir ye kon si sudhar hai. Is maut is bhukh ki jababdehi kon legi. Sarkar ko is kathit Aapatkal ke liye jimbari leni hogi. Bhasan se desh washiyo ki bhukh nahi mitati. Koi ko gyan ho to Sarkar ke against Janhit yachika Supreme Court me Dale. Is maut is bhukhmari or is kalabajari ke liye loktantra nahi hai. 10% beiman ke liye 90 % janta kyo bhukte. Pahle bhi sarkar ke khajane me bahut black money surrender kiya gaya par janta ko us se kya labh mila. Ye sarkar ko batana chahiye.

    Koi Bataye mai case kar ke is farman ko wapas karwana chahta hu. Jo jinda hai use bachana chahta hu.

  2. Since Modi’s ascension to office, what has happened in the ED, which had registered a preliminary case against Adani in Ahmedabad and was handed details of DRI findings, is illustrative. The officer heading the Ahmedabad branch of the directorate was raided by the CBI, which accused him of possessing disproportionate assets. It failed to prove anything at all, despite months of investigation. The two senior-most officers in the Mumbai regional office, who oversaw the investigations in Ahmedabad, were forced out of the agency. The tenure of Rajan S. Katoch, who was heading the directorate when the case was opened, also ended abruptly. Apart from the Adani case, the Ahmedabad ED investigators were also pursuing some of the biggest money launderers of Gujarat.
    According to a senior ED official associated with the SIT, if the Adani case reaches its logical conclusion, the group will have to pay a fine of around Rs 15,000 crore. ‘It is a watertight case,’ he said, about the trail of documents showing how the group diverted Rs 5,468 crore to Mauritius via Dubai. “(The Wire)


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