1. Arvind Kejriwal taunts BJP after their U-turn in Supreme Court

Arvind Kejriwal taunts BJP after their U-turn in Supreme Court

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in a fresh attack to the new policy, said that the government should bring all political parties under the Right to Information act.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 29, 2016 7:09 PM
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urged for the enforcement of a law to ensure the funding to political parties made cashless, even for the amounts below Rs 20,000. (PTI) Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urged for the enforcement of a law to ensure the funding to political parties made cashless, even for the amounts below Rs 20,000. (PTI)

Amid political uproar following the implementation of the demonetisation policy by the Narendra Modi government, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in a fresh attack to the new policy, said that the government should bring all political parties under the Right to Information act. With suggestions for a better way to tackle the flow of black money in the country, the Delhi CM urged for the enforcement of a law to ensure the funding to political parties made cashless, even for the amounts below Rs 20,000.

In a statement quoted by the Time of India, Kejriwal said that post the implementation of the demonetisation policy, corruption level in the country had increased by 10 % and even the newly introduced Rs 2,000 notes are being sold in black. The Delhi CM also stated that while people of the country are standing in long queues outside banks and ATMs, to collect the new currency notes, terrorists are found with the new Rs 2,00 notes with them.
Kejriwal had also questioned the central government on the collected Rs 8 lakh cash, by the banks, and asked how much of the amount is black money.

Stating that the note-ban policy had badly affected the middle class and the senior citizen, Kejriwal urged the government for a rollback of the policy. Claiming that the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders had already transferred their black money into the banks and real estates, Kejriwal called the anti-graft policy the ‘biggest scam in the country’.

Earlier, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress withdrew their appeals challenging the Delhi HC verdict accusing them of being guilty of foreign funding law, citing that by the 2010 Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), the political parties cannot be held for receiving foreign funds.

Citing the rise in the flow of black money in the country, Prime Misnister Narendra Modi, on November 8, had implemented the demonetisation policy, banning the currency notes of the denomination Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. And even after three weeks of its implementation, cash-starved people are seen standing on ‘never-ending’ queues outside banks and ATMs, even as the money machines run out of cash.

Blaming the Modi government for the continuing public distress, opposition parties had locked horns with the center over the implementation of the note ban policy. And with heated arguments and political uproar, the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha had been witnessing repeated adjournments, hindering the proceedings of the parliamentary winter session, even on the 10th day, today.

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