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PM's direction to BJP MPs, MLAs on bank transactions a farce, says AAP

AAP leader has questioned Amit Shah's authority saying details should rather be given to the I-T department

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: PTI

The on Tuesday termed as "farce" Prime Minister Narendra Modi's direction to functionaries to submit details of transactions made between November 8 and December 31 to Amit Shah, saying the disclosures should be made public and transactions six months prior to announcement of need to be examined.

The party alleged leaders were "aware" of much before November 8 and had "settled their unaccounted cash" by the time Modi made the announcement.

Addressing a press conference, senior leader Ashutosh also questioned Shah's authority in this regard, saying the details should rather be given to the department.

"He (Modi) is a very good event manager. It is a farce.

"What authority does hold? IT department should be given the details. The disclosures should be made public," he said.

"leaders had all the information before November 8 itself. The real picture will come to light if their transactions six months prior to November 8 are looked into," Ashutosh told reporters.

He said the Prime Minister's direction to MPs and MLAs to submit their account statements of transaction to Shah was "another drama" meant to "hoodwink" the public, who are in "distress" due to

He also dared the to disclose the source of "80% of its funding", which he claimed was unknown.

should also answer as to why it is "opposed" to coming under the RTI Act, he said.

AAP's Delhi Convener Dilip Pandey said proposed amendment to the tax law "turns into another voluntary disclosure scheme".

He said the situation on the ground would turn worse once money reaches the accounts of the salaried class in the beginning of next month.

"I don't know why the government is trying to hide the real picture. The fact is government is short of Nothing has normalised on ground. The proposed amendment to the tax law turns into another voluntary disclosure scheme," Pandey said.

First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 15:57 IST