Arvind Kejriwal releases Swiss Bank details of Amarinder Singh
Aam Aadmi Party’s national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday held Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh and his family of having “ill-gotten money” stored in the Swiss bank accounts. According to reports, he has even released Swiss Bank details of Amarinder Singh. Notably, the charge is strongly rejected by the former Punjab Chief Minister.
Kejriwal in his address claimed
Kejriwal, who is currently on Punjab tour in connection with the upcoming assembly elections, stated that the entire Singh family stored “huge ill-gotten” money in the Swiss Bank accounts when he was the Chief Minister of Punjab from 2002 to 2007.
Talking to a gathering on the second day of his 11-day tour, Kejriwal showed public what he claimed to be the details of bank accounts of Parneet Kaur, a former Union Minister, and her son Raninder Singh, who had allegedly opened Swiss bank accounts in 2005, when Amarinder was the Chief Minister of Punjab.
Kejriwal alleged that they had also established a trust to transfer their ill-gotten money.
The Delhi CM challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he had the “will and guts” to bring out the black money stored in these foreign bank accounts by the former Punjab CM and his family.
Amarinder hits back
However, Amarinder immediately hit back at Kejriwal, saying that the Delhi Chief Minister acting as Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s “paid agent” and mocked his attempt to once again collect the fabricated and politically motivated charges of the existence of Swiss bank accounts in the names of his family members by releasing “old and unauthenticated documents”.
Countering Kejriwal, Amarinder rejected his statements as “baseless and nothing but a publicity stunt” the bringing documents which had no foundation and even the central and state governments failed to prove its authenticity despite having the entire official machinery at their disposal.
He added that the alleged account numbers which the Delhi CM claims are held by his family members were the same old numbers which his colleague Ashish Khetan had released in March 2016, and which he had already shown to be a “sham”.
Kejriwal said that “Badal and Company”, who came to power after Amarinder, have “ruined” Punjab completely.
“Who is having the biggest store of black money in Punjab?” Kejriwal questioned and the crowd shouted, “Badal Parivar – Badal Parivar”.
Kejriwal once again questioned Modi and said that he should have gone after the Badals, who have the “biggest store of black money”, instead of opting for demonetisation, simply to harass common man.
The AAP national convener also took a dig at Amarinder’s announcement of giving smartphones and described it as a “big joke” made on the people of Punjab.
“Forget smartphones, Congress and Akalis may even distribute ‘chitta’ (drugs) along with smart phones to woo the people of Punjab who have already decided to reject them in the upcoming elections,” Kejriwal said.