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Oppn organising bandhs, BJP winning polls: Amit Shah


Maharajganj (UP) : Buoyed by BJP’s win in civic elections and bypolls, party chief Amit Shah on Tuesday said it showed people’s support for Prime Minister’s demonetisation move and claimed some opposition leaders were upset as their money “looted” in scams has turned into trash.

“While opposition is organising Bharat bandh and Akrosh Divas,… everywhere BJP posted unprecedented victory. People are with the government’s decision on demonetisation,” he said at party’s parivartan rally here, referring to victories in bypolls in Assam and Madhya Pradesh and civic polls in Maharashtra and Gujarat.

“Poor do not have black money…Rahul baba, Akhilesh babu, behen Mayawati…it is the one that was lying with you all that has been lost…what will happen now…those who are caught with black money will lose 50 per cent and this money will be put in the treasury of the country,” Shah said at the election rally.

The polls result favouring BJP showed that people of the country support demonetisation, he said and promised that any illgotten money deposited in banks will go into government treasury so that it can be used for the welfare of the poor.

Stepping up attack on parties opposing demonetisation, Shah said certain leaders were angry with demonetisation as all the wealth accumulated by them is gone due to a single stroke of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“SP, BSP, Congress, Mamata (Banerjee), (Arvind) Kejriwal are all angry with Narendra Modi on Tuesday. Do you know why this is so…what was amassed through loot has been turned into ‘raddi’ (trash) by Modiji on November 8,” he said.

“Modiji has announced that those depositing large amounts in their accounts like Rs 5 crore or Rs 10 crore … the looted money will be used for welfare of the poor,” he said.

His remarks came in the wake of passage of a bill in Lok Sabha to amend Income Tax Act to impose tax on deposits made post-demonetisation.–PTI