Arvind Kejriwal has proclaimed that while Prime Minister Narendra Modi have declared war on tax evasion and corruption, documents seized in a tax raid implicate Mr Modi for taking a bribe of 12 crores while he was Chief Minister of Gujarat. The BJP has rejected the charges.
Arvind Kejriwal, who is the Chief Minister of Delhi, is among the opposition leaders who has mocked PM Modi’s move to suddenly remove high-denomination notes from circulation. He is among a companion of opposition leaders who want to meet President Pranab Mukherjee tomorrow to complain about the ban announced a week ago on Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes.
The shock move has won favour with financial experts who feel it will help the black money or untaxed money out of circulation, but the fact that just a few hours’ notice was provided for the ban left lakhs of Indians cashless, and since then, banks have been swamped with people desperate to get the Rs. 500 and Rs. 2,000 notes that have been introduced as replacements.
Mr Kejriwal’s allegations are based on a tax raid on the offices of the Aditya Birla Group in 2013. The Chief Minister said that according to a tax department report after the raid, laptops and phones belonging to the then president of the assort were studied and this entry was found: “Gujarat CM-25 Crore (12 done rest?)“. Hence, it clearly suggested, a payment of Rs. 12 crore to the then Gujarat Chief Minister was made,” said Mr Kejriwal.
The Birla group, on the other hand has told NDTV that they won’t comment since the matter is subjudized. Stay tuned to us for further updates.