Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party has been accused of using the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to convert its illegal Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes into legal currency. The allegation has been made by Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyaya, who has also written a letter in this regard to Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung. The matter came to light after DTC deposited Rs 3 crore revenue. Most of it was in old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. It is believed that this is how AAP is converting its money that was collected through donations, Hindi daily Jansatta reported.
In his letter, Upadhyay asked as to how DTC can submit revenue in old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes when the fares in public buses range from Rs 5 to Rs 25 and the bus conductors never have enough cash for the change. People travelling in DTC buses generally belong to lower middle classes and pay their fare in change, the letter said.
It has been found that the most part of the revenue submitted by DTC is in banned currency notes. This raises suspicion of wrongdoing and the money may be connected with the donations collected by ruling party (AAP), the letter said.
The BJP leader asked the LG to tell the DTC management to come clean on the issue of old notes so that the image of a public institution doesn’t get maligned.
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal has been running a campaign against demonetisation announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8. While the decision was considered revolutionary move against corruption and black money, Kejriwal claims it is the biggest scam in the history of India.