Declare assets purchased with Demonetisation Fraud money : Congress challenges Modi 

Randeep Surjewala
Randeep Surjewala, File Photo

New Delhi, June 22: Terming Demonetisation as the biggest scam in the country since Independence which was imposed to convert black money  into white , Congress challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah to publicly declare that how many assets of the saffron party has been acquired  during this period and to disclose the source of the money.

While addressing the press conference, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala attacked Prime Minister and BJP President , saying ” Demonetisation is the biggest scam of India since independence that was done deliberately  to convert black money into white.”

Unearthing the Demo scam,Surjewala said, ” 19 months post ‘Demonetisation’, layers of ‘Demo Scam’ are reaching the highest echolens of power.”

“Old notes worth Rs 3118.51Cr deposited in 5 days of DeMo in BJP controlled 11 District Co-op Banks in Guj! 14293.71Cr deposited in Co-op banks in BJP+ ruled states!,”the Congress leader said.

The Congress leader questioned how it was possible that the maximum amount of money was deposited in ADCB, “Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank (ADCB), where BJP President Amit Shah is the Director, secured deposits worth 745.59cr of demonetised notes in just 5 days after PM Narendra Modi  announced Demonetisation.”

Accusing the top leadership of BJP for the biggest scam of the country, Surjewala said , “11 District Cooperative Banks in Gujarat which are run by BJP leaders oversaw deposits worth of 14,300cr in just 5 days during Demonetisation.”

Surjewala questioned, ” Why have news portals @CNNnews18, @NewIndianXpress and @firstpost taken down articles that reported on this issue?.”

“5 days after #Demonetisation all co-operative banks were banned from accepting demonetised notes with the pretence of preventing money laundering from them. But many cooperative banks run by BJP leaders had already received deposits,” Surjewala said.

“These data were provided by NABARD through an RTI. Will PM Modi take an action against @AmitShah for facilitating to turn black money into white through cooperative banks?,”Surjewala said.

A district cooperative bank, which has Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah as a director, netted the highest deposits among such banks of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes that were abruptly demonetised on November 8, 2016, according to RTI replies received by a Mumbai activist.

Shah continues to be a director with the bank and has been in that position for several years. He was also the bank’s chairman in 2000. ADCB’s total deposits on March 31, 2017, were Rs 5,050 crore and its net profit for 2016-17 was Rs 14.31 crore.

He alleged that Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank exchanged currency worth Rs 745 crore between 10 Nov-14 Nov. Amit Shah was former chairman of this bank and is currently serving as a director.

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