Kejriwal is backing 'black money hoarders' by opposing demonetisation: BJP

News Agencies | First published: 12 November 2016, 14:33 IST
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The BJP on 12 November hit back at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his allegations that demonetisation of high currency notes was a "huge scam", saying AAP was backing "black money hoarders".

"Arvind Kejriwal's allegations are not taken seriously by anybody today because he does not owe any responsibility to people to offer any proof for probe of these allegations," BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said.

"Every allegation made (by Kejriwal) today is completely baseless," he said, adding that Kejriwal, who claims that he is against corruption and black money hoarders, has shifted to the "other side".

"Kejriwal is standing today with the black money hoarders," he charged.

The Delhi Chief Minister is criticising a move which has largely been hailed as a "reform and a frontal attack on corruption and black money", he added.

"Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party also seem to have become a victim of the surgical strike (on corruption and black money)," Rao said.

Kejriwal had charged that the demonetisation move was a "huge scam", alleging that the BJP had told all its "friends" about it much before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement and demanded immediate roll back of the demonetisation.