In a press conference, senior Congress leader, Kapil Sibal, presented the videos during demonetisation era. On the basis of those, he targetted the Government by naming it “the biggest scam in India’s history”.
“Demonetisation is the biggest scam in the history of India. It is sad that our agencies will investigate the opposition, but not those in power,” Sibal said during a press conference in New Delhi.
According to NDTV, Sibal highlighted that the currency exchange was conducted by a team of 26 officials from various departments of the central government. The detailed logistics was allegedly “controlled by” Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah. “Under it, currency from various ministers and business houses were brought in planes to Hindon air base from where it was taken to the Reserve Bank – at a charge of 35 to 40 per cent,” the NDTV report said.
Sibal also alleged that Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and IndusInd bank were involved in the exchange of banned notes. In order to support his claims, he showed the video, which he said, was made by a journalist. He then asked Enforcement Directorate (ED) to look into the matter. He later asked ED, CBI, and the government to arrest those responsible for the malpractices. Sibal later expressed his disappointment by saying that the bodies are partial towards the ruling party’s politicians.
Although this is not the first incident when opposition has presented evidences on large scale fraudulent during demonetisation. On 26 March, opposition stalwarts, Sharad Yadav, Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi Azad, and Mallikarjun Kharge released the video of supporting their claims.
Note-ban was definitely a failure. According to RBI, more than 99% cash returned to the bank. Thus, the ‘surgical strike’ on black money didn’t eliminate anyone. But, this doesn’t mean that the Nation was that much clean. Food for thought is that why corrupt politicians and industrialists did not get caught. Thus, there was something fishy in the whole process. Let’s see if it could be revealed and proven before it get buried forever.