Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday demanded the resignation of PM Narendra Modi, alleging that he had received kickbacks from Sahara and Birla groups. The party, meanwhile, sought an apology from the PM for the “60th change in rules” since demonetisation was announced.
Kejriwal said that Congress had the habit of following AAP’s lead and was happy to see Rahul Gandhi finally raise an issue that he himself had been talking about for a month. Kejriwal was referring to Gandhi’s allegation that Modi had accepted money from industrial houses when he was Gujarat CM.
“In May 2014, people voted out Congress because they were fed up with corruption, but then someone even more corrupt became the PM. Modi is the first PM whose name has been mentioned directly in accounts of a company for having been given kickbacks (sic),” the CM said.
On demonetisation, Kejriwal said: “On November 10, we said the note ban is, in fact, a Rs 8-lakh-crore scam and Rahul Gandhi repeated the same on December 9. We demand that SC take suo motu cognizance of this case and order an independent SIT inquiry to be monitored by the court.”