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BJP dares Mamata to ask TMC lawmakers to share bank details

Updated: Nov 30, 2016 08:32 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Nov.30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national secretary Rahul Sinha on Wednesday dared West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banrejee to ask her Trinamool Congress (TMC) lawmakers to disclose their bank details, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done with his party.

"I would like to applaud our Prime Minister's guts for this step. No other party would have dared to this to their own members. As decided by our party president Amit Shah, we will submit all bank related details and if possible share it with the public as well. Mamata doesn't have the guts to take this step. She has been ranting because she has lost all of her money after Prime Minister Modi demonetised currency notes," Sinha told ANI.

Prime Minister Modi yesterday asked all BJP MPs and MLAs to give details of their bank accounts to party president Amit Shah from November 8, the day he announced the demonetisation of currency notes, till December 31.

The BJP leader's remark came in response to Banrejee's tweet who questioned the Prime Minister's move wondering why the law makers were asked to submit their details post demonitisation.

Sinha further said that the opposition's mouth would be "shut" once all the BJP MPs and MLAs share their bank account details with the public.

"I am absolutely sure that the public will appreciate our honesty. More than two-and-a-half years have passed since the Modi government took power and not a single corruption case has been registered against us," he added.

Sources said that the Prime Minister also instructed all lawmakers and legislators to submit their financial details by January 1, 2017.

Banerjee questioning the move said, "Why only account details from Nov 8? Just 3 weeks. Why not last 2 1/2 years all details ? PM Ji you think you alone are intelligent and the rest are ... ??? After your 21 days of note bandi, the whole country is ghar bandi, so why this ..," (sic). (ANI)