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UP voters will punish Modi for ‘anti-people’ note ban: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to jail those who have black money in Swiss bank accounts and also issued an appeal to people to not vote for the BJP in the upcoming assembly polls.

black money crackdown Updated: Dec 19, 2016 01:33 IST
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a party rally in Lucknow on Sunday.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a party rally in Lucknow on Sunday. (PTI Photo)

Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to jail those who have black money in Swiss bank accounts and also issued an appeal to people to not vote for the BJP in the upcoming assembly polls.

Kejriwal was in the state capital to address a rally against demonetisation at Rafe-e-Aam club ground, his third in Uttar Pradesh, after PM Modi’s November 8 decision to discontinue high value currency notes of `500 and `1,000.

“I have come here not to seek votes but to plead before you to save the country,” Kejriwal said at the gathering.

Attacking PM Modi, the Delhi CM said, “After PM Modi made illegal in one stroke on November 8 use of `500 and `1,000 notes, the entire country is compelled to queue up outside banks and ATMs to withdraw cash.

“Demonetisation will help no one except a few friends of the PM,” he added.

Challenging the PM, Kejriwal said, “If the PM wants to fight against corruption, then he must send those to jail who have black money and also those who have stashed black money in Swiss banks.” “Give your vote to a kala kutta (black dog) but not to the BJP,” Kejriwal urged people at the rally.

Kejriwal also asked his cadre to campaign against the BJP in the forthcoming assembly polls.

He accused the PM of waiving off loans of industrialists and big business houses and not offering loan waiver scheme for farmers.

He also raised the issue of recent grand wedding of Gali Janardhan Reddy’s daughter in Bengaluru, in which the mining baron of Bellary is estimated to have spent around `550 crore.

“Now, PM Modi must tell us how to get a daughter married in `2.5 lakh,” said Kejriwal, while referring to the cash withdrawal limit set up by the Centre for those who have to marry off their son or daughter.