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Shimla, Oct 31 (PTI) Ridiculing the BJP’s call for
celebrating the first anniversary of demonetisation on
November 8, the CPI(M) said today that the move would go down
as the “biggest financial scam” in India’s history.
Addressing election meetings here, CPI(M) general
secretary Sitaram Yechury said, “November 8 is being
celebrated as ‘Anti-Black Money Day’ by the BJP, but
demonetisation would go down as the biggest scam in history.”
“(Prime Minister Narendra) Modi has termed demonetisation
as a surgical strike against black money but in fact it turned
out to be the biggest scam that made five Gujarati
industrialists richer and the rest of the country poorer, and
the entire black money was turned into white money,” he said.
Yechury said cases such as Vyapam scam and Panama papers
leak and allegations against the son of BJP president spoke
volumes about corruption in the BJP-ruled states.