Kejriwal says Modi was paid bribes by Aditya Birla Group
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being the first sitting prime minister said to be involved in black money transactions.
Speaking in the Delhi Vidhan Sabha special session where he attacked the Centre for not thinking through the scheme demonetising Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes last week, Kejriwal said when Modi was Gujarat CM he was paid Rs 25 crore by the Aditya Birla Group.
“The laptop of Aditya Birla Group disclosed a transaction. Written – Gujarat CM-25Cr,” Kejriwal referred to Modi’s involvement in the scam.
Earlier, the Aam Aadmi Party twitter handle tweeted the document which mentions Rs 25 crore was transferred to Gujarat CM.
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) November 15, 2016
The AAP supremo has called for the immediate roll back of demonetisation exercise. He also demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the matter.
“The House resolves to urge upon the President of India to direct the government to withdraw at once the draconian demonetisation scheme,” said Kejriwal while presenting a Delhi Vidhan Sabha resolution on demonetisation.
“Necessary steps to institute a high-level probe to be monitored by the Supreme Court to look into the allegations that the scheme is a fraud on the nation and it has been launched to benefit a particular political party through its agents in the black money market,” he added.
The Delhi CM said the move has affected the poor very badly and said the decision was taken without considering these things. He also said he had gone around Delhi and seen people standing in long queues in front of banks to withdraw or exchange money.
During the session, BJP MLA Vijender Gupta was marshalled out of the assembly for causing disruptions in the proceedings.