Bhopal: Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of shielding his corrupt friends and said demonetization had nothing to do with fighting corruption. While addressing a massive rally in Madhya Pradesh capital here the Delhi chief minister said that notebandi is not aimed at fighting corruption or black money but helps out Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s super rich friends.
He said that Narendra Modi was trying to bail out his corporate friends who have failed to pay back huge loans taken from banks.
He said that the entire nation was suffering from the reckless decision of the Union Government that had neither planned nor prepared for the massive task it undertook. The spiking of the old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, which has triggered an unprecedented cash crunch, had not ended corruption and nor will it eradicate black money in the economy, Kejriwal said.
Kejriwal said if Modi was serious about doing away with black money, he only needed to jail those having illegal Swiss bank accounts. He added while Modi had waived off huge loans given to corporate houses, he was not willing to forego the loans given to farmers, traders and other ordinary people. Alleging a quid pro quo, he said corporate houses had given bribes to both Modi when he was the Gujarat Chief Minister and also Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Kejriwal further said that instead of ending corruption and black money, demonetisation had only caused widespread economic havoc in the country, he said. Kejriwal also demanded an inquiry into the source of funds of political parties and political leaders. “We are not afraid of this,” he said, referring to his AAP. “Why are other parties opposing this?” Kejriwal has been touring the country campaigning against demoenetisation.