Prominent jurist and Rajya Sabha Member Ram Jethmalani has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not being honest about bringing back black money.
In a recent letter to Prime minister Modi, Ram Jethmalani said that he had won the 2014 election mainly and almost certainly on the promise to the people of bringing back 90 lakh crores of black money.
Jethmalani has announced his retirement from active legal service last week. He also said that Prime Minister did not take any effectrive measures to fight against black money. “The awful truth dawned on me in early 2015 when BJP president Amit Shah disclosed that all talk about black money recovery was a ‘chunavi jhumla,’ a gimmick or a joke,” he added.
Jethmalani accused BJP of his dismissal over his support for Modi as Prime Minister in 2012. However, some time thereafter, both L.K. Advani and Nitin Gadkari met him and agreed to withdraw his proposed expulsion, he said. “It was even announced by them in the newspapers. The news was not contradicted by anyone.” However, when he was abroad on holiday, he was expelled from the party. This was illegal, and he would carry on the legal fight against the party to its logical end, he said.