AAP tells Jaitley to check facts over blacklisted company allegation

A day after Arun Jaitley rejected its charges of giving contract for printing of new notes to a blacklisted company, AAP today said the finance minister should check his facts.

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New Delhi, Dec 9: A day after Arun Jaitley rejected its charges of giving contract for printing of new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes to a blacklisted company, AAP today said the finance minister should check his facts and asserted machinery was supplied by the same entity.

AAP's Delhi unit convenor Dilip Pandey said the company is associated with Mysore Printing Press.

Dilip Pandey

"The same company was blacklisted as it was aiding terror groups in printing counterfeit notes. What was the need to engage such a company in printing Indian currency," Pandey asked.

Yesterday, Jaitley had said his ministry has no dealing with the British company named in the "false" social media campaign.

"Another false campaign on the social media by the AAP. Ministry of Finance has no dealings with the British Company named in this campaign," Jaitley said in a tweet.

Referring to media reports, AAP leader Ashish Khetan said that in September, public sector banks saw a massive inflow of funds. He alleged that amounts worth Rs 3 lakh crore was converted from black to white.

"The Finance Minister had given an explanation that arrears of the Seventh Pay Commission were deposited in these public sector banks, which saw a massive surge in deposits in saving accounts. However, the deposits were made in the form of fixed deposits. These fixed deposits were prematurely withdrawn. So the entire amount got converted from black to white. This proves that the a few were aware of government's move," he said.

PTI

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