Calling the demonetization the biggest scam that India has witnessed, the Indian National Congress senior leader and former Union Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday made a serious allegation that a sting video has revealed that new currency with the then RBI Governor Urjit Patel’s signature was actually printed six months earlier.
Talking in a press conference held at AICC headquarters, a video was shown as an expose on currency exchange conducted by the government after demonetization. As per Mr.Sibal’s words, the exchange was conducted by a special team drawn from officials from all departments and it was headed by BJP 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.
Sibal took a dig at the series of investigations and raids that have been taking place over the last weeks, saying that “The biggest scam in India’s history is demonetization. It is sad that our agencies will investigate the opposition, but not those in power.”
He said that despite the evidence of these sting videos, no agency including the Election Commission of India would undertake an investigation. With the nation going to polls on Thursday, “We have given them (the Election Commission) so many complaints. They are not acting and we don’t have the time to go to court since there is hardly any time,” he said.
As NDTV reports, The opposition has been facing a series of raids that have been coming with clockwork regularity. It started last month with raids on people linked to leaders of the Congress-JDS coalition in Karnataka. The last took place at properties owned by the aids of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath.