Lashing out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the government's demonetisation drive, Jan Adhikar Party chief Pappu Yadav on Saturday said the former is making friendly relations with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to stash his black money.
"Nitish Kumar is maintaining friendly relations with BJP to stash his black money. He should first reveal his black money and undisclosed property. He spends the most on advertisement and election campaign. From where did he get the money?" Yadav told ANI.
Yadav also alleged that the BJP stashed its black money before announcing this move.
"The BJP has stashed its black money four months ago. The Joint Parliamentary Committee should probe the matter," he said.
Highlighting the difficulties faced by the people after the move, Yadav said that this drive has not affected the lavish life of the MLAs and MPs.
Earlier today, the Bihar Chief Minister backed the move and urged the ruling dispensation at the Centre to hit benami property and impose a ban on liquor.
"After demonetisation, the government should also hit benami property and ban liquor because they are the prime sources of black money. If the business of liquor ban has stopped then find out what are they doing who were indulging in this business. If they are doing something alternative then its good," he said.
Nitish, however, said that the government should have made more preparations prior to announcing this move as the nation is facing difficulties due to demonetisation.
Nitish yesterday described the demonetisation move as a "courageous step" even as he admitted that "poor arrangements" in its implementation were causing hardship to the common man.
He also dismissed reports of "confusion or fissures" in the grand alliance in Bihar over the demonetisation issue.
The Bihar Chief Minister described the Centre's demonetisation decision as "sahsik" (courageous), which, he said, would help in the fight against black money.
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