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Congress demands court monitored probe on demonetisation row

Updated: Nov 12, 2016 12:00 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 12(ANI): Following the national furore over the demonetization move by the Centre, especially among the masses, the Congress Party on Saturday demanded a court monitored probe the matter.

Congress leader Sharmishtha Mukherjee told ANI that the Congress has already raised the issue well before Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

"Off course there are rumours in social media and many leakages that allegedly says that BJP workers knew about it (Demonetization of currency). Prashant Bhushan shared a post that a West Bengal BJP worker submitted 3 crore rupees before the demonetization announcement. If these are mere coincidences and allegation then we would ask for a court monitored probe, but the agencies are also under the central government.," she said.

Mukherjee also questioned how the move by the government to introduce the 2000 rupee note would curb the use of and creation of black money.

"How is the introduction of a high valued note, that is 2000 note, going to help in the crackdown on black money and hoarding. This is the contradiction that the government needs to answer, and Kejriwal was not the person to point it out we have pointed it out much before," she said..

Mukherjee said if the centre has deliberately put away money before the demonetization move, it should be seen as a criminal act.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday questioned the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, alleging that the whole move was a huge scam by the NDA government and that the BJP and added that some other players had been given prior information of the move.

A huge scam has been perpetrated a few days ago in the name of tackling corruption," Kejriwal alleged.

"When the PM announced the move, he had informed all of his friends who had black money and they secured their money," Kejriwal said.

On November 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to nation announced that 500 and 1000 rupee notes would no longer be legal tender.(ANI)