New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday defended PM Narendra Modi on being regularly attacked by the Opposition for saying during the election campaign that Rs 15 lakh will be deposited in the bank accounts of all Indians once the black money is recovered.
In an exclusive interview to ABP News, Amit Shah said that Modiji’s statement during Lok Sabha poll campaigning was just a political jumla (idiomatic expression). The thought behind the statement was to recover the black money stashed abroad and utilizing it to the development of the poor.
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"Modiji's statement was an idiomatic expression (jumla) that was given during the Lok Sabha polls. Everybody knows that this black money doesn't go to accounts of people,” he said.
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“The black money that would return to the country from abroad will be used to help the poor and the needy through schemes, Modiji had said that. If Kejriwalji doesn't understand this then I pity him," Shah added.
Recalling Kejriwal’s earlier statements, Shah said that “there is a difference between jumlas and promises."
“The AAP chief is known to make tall promises & not fulfilling them. He had vowed not to take government car, accommodation, will make contractual labourers permanent, weekly conduct janata darbars. Will serve the people of Banaras for 5 years even if he wins or loses. All of these were clear promises made to the citizens and not idiomatic expressions,” he further said.
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