‘Was money distributed in RK Nagar white?’ Chidambaram’s dig at demonetisation

The former Union finance minister’s tweet came after the Election Commission cancelled RK Nagar bypolls over use of money power.

india Updated: Apr 29, 2017 07:29 IST
New Delhi
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Congress leader P Chidambaram.(PTI File Photo)

As the Election Commission cancelled the RK Nagar bypoll over use of money power, Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking if his demonestisation drive has achieved the desired results.

“We were told demonetisation has put an end to black money. Was money distributed in R K NAGAR white money?,” the former finance and home minister said in a tweet.

The Election Commission had on Sunday night cancelled the April 12 bypoll to the RK Nagar assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu, saying the electoral process has been “seriously vitiated” by parties through use of money power.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while announcing the demonestisation decision on November 8, had said that the move would curb blackmoney besides getting other positive results.

The bypoll to R K Nagar was necessitated due to the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

First Published: Apr 10, 2017 10:47 IST