Kejriwal appeals UP to avenge demonetisation by defeating BJP
Meerut: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday appealed to the people of Uttar Pradesh to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming assembly elections to avenge the problems caused in their lives due to demonetisation.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener, in his rally in Meerut, described the scrapping of high denomination notes as the biggest scam in independent India and claimed that the decision was actually taken to help the super rich people of the country.
Coming to the end of his speech, which lasted for 35-minutes, Kejriwal claimed that Narendra Modi would never have become the Prime Minister of the country if he wasn’t given huge support from Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha polls 2014.
BJP emerged victorious in 71 off the 80 LS constituencies of UP while one of their allies won two more seats.
"Now its your responsibility to ensure BJP's defeat in the upcoming UP assembly polls, due early next year," Kejriwal said.
"People need to take revenge of every minute they have wasted standing in the bank and ATM queues due to the November 8 ban on the currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000," he said.
The AAP chief also alleged that papers seized by the Income Tax department in raids on two corporate houses in 2013 and 2014 revealed that PM Modi was given huge bribes when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
He also dared PM Modi to get the allegations probed and come out clean.
"The BJP has been making many allegations against us but we have always asked them to get them probed. But why is Modiji scared? This makes us wonder if the allegations are true."
Kejriwal also alleged that the demonetisation was imposed to compel people of the country to deposit all their Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in the banks so that the government could waive off loans worth Rs 8 lakh crore of corporate houses.
He asserted that demonetisation was not meant to curb black money but to benefit the biggest corporate houses of the country.
"Modiji claims demonetisation has been imposed to curb corruption and eradicate black money. But in reality, it is a gimmick to transform the black money of Modiji's friends into white," Kejriwal said.
He says, "Through demonetisation, people of the country have been cheated."