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Never said Rs 15 lakh would come to people's accounts: Rajnath Singh

"[The BJP] never said Rs 15 lakh would come [to accounts of people]. We had said we would take action against black money. Action is being taken against black money. It was our government which made SIT on the topic of black money," Rajnath Singh was quoted by ANI, as saying.

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New Delhi Published on: April 09, 2019 17:05 IST
Rajnath Singh's statement comes at a time when opposition
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Rajnath Singh's statement comes at a time when opposition parties have been criticising the BJP for having made false promises to woo the people of India ahead of 2014 general election and now repeating it in 2019.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) never made promises of transferring Rs 15 lakh into people's bank accounts during the campaign for Lok Sabha polls in 2014.

"[The BJP] never said Rs 15 lakh would come [to accounts of people]. We had said we would take action against black money. Action is being taken against black money. It was our government which made SIT on the topic of black money," Rajnath Singh was quoted by ANI, as saying.

His statement comes at a time when opposition parties have been criticising the BJP for having made false promises to woo the people of India ahead of 2014 general election and now repeating it in 2019.

The BJP had promised to crack down on black money parked in foreign banks. In this year's manifesto also, there is a mention of cracking down on parallel economy, but it doesn't occupy pride of place in speeches by political leaders.

The Opposition, especially the Congress party, has been quick to point out that the BJP did not deliver on bringing back home illegal wealth stashed abroad as was promised.

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