The BJP today hit back at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his allegations that demonetisation of high currency notes was a ‘huge scam’.
Speaking to media here, party spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of siding with the ‘black money hoarders’.
“Allegations of Arvind Kejriwal 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,” Rao said.
“Every allegation made (by Kejriwal) today is completely baseless,” Rao added.
He further said 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 said, adding that ‘the Delhi CM and his AAP also seem to have become a victim of the surgical strike (on corruption and black money’.
“Kejriwal is criticising a move which has largely been hailed as a reform and a frontal attack on corruption and black money,” he said.
Earlier in the day, Kejriwal had charged that the demonetisation move was a ‘huge scam’, alleging BJP had told all its ‘friends’ about it much before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement and demanded immediate roll back of the demonetisation.
To substantiate his claim, he alleged that a BJP leader was seen with new notes of Rs 2,000 on social media days before the Prime Minister announced withdrawing high value currency.
Responding to this allegation, the BJP spokesperson said, “Kejriwal does not have anything to substantiate...he is not only crying about loss of his public image because of his own undoing but also crying a lot about political and financial bankruptcy as a result of the reform measures.”
Rao also alleged that Kejriwal and his AAP had "stopped" giving information about the people who are donating money for their party, adding that, "it has gone completely off their website. AAP finances are completely hazy."
Several opposition parties have been criticising the NDA government for its sudden decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes to fight black money.