Modi hurting RBI's image, claims AAP
New Delhi, Nov 26: Slamming Narendra Modi on the issue of demonetisation, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday said the image of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been severely hurt due to the Prime Minister's move.
"Recently, the issue of faulty printing of Rs 500 notes surfaced where different notes have different kind of printing. What was shocking is the RBI's response that it happened due to the rush to release currency," AAP spokesperson Dilip Pandey told reporters here.
He said that this has severely hurt the image of the central bank.
"We want to ask Modi how much more would you degrade the image of RBI," Pandey said.
He also criticised Modi for "changing the rules" related to currency spike every other day.
"Earlier you (Modi) said there will be 90 per cent penalty on unaccounted money and now it has been reduced to 50 per cent. What kind of joke is this?"
"We have consistently said that demonetisation is just a scheme to convert black money of those close to Bharatiya Janata Party into white ," Pandey said demanding its rollback.
On Friday, AAP alleged that the BJP bought acres of land worth crores of rupees in Bihar to utilise its "black money" days before the central government announced demonetisation on November 8.
The AAP spokesperson on Saturday alleged that according to latest reports, BJP purchased land not only in Bihar but in 28 places during the last one year on the orders of its president Amit Shah.
"West Bengal has surfaced as another state where BJP bought land using both cheque and cash which raises suspicions that those BJP leaders already converted their black money," Pandey said.
He added that the time has come to probe the accounts of all the BJP and AAP leaders to clarify once and for all who is against black money and who hoards black money.