On Prime Minister Narendra Modi 2014 statement on bringing back black money to India, which is often raised by opposition party leaders to target him and the center-ruling BJP government, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale’s latest statement is considered to be a blunder. On Monday, Mr. Athawale told source that “Rs. 15 lakh in every account” will reach people slowly and “not all at once”.
While speaking to reporters in Maharashtra, he said that “15 lakh rupees will come slowly, not all at once. The government does not have so much money. The RBI (Reserve Bank of India) was asked for money but they are not giving. So the amount cannot be collected. An assurance was given but there are some technical issues.”
While campaigning for the 2014 National Election, PM Modi said that the volume of untaxed money had stashed in banks abroad was such that if brought back to the country, every Indian would have Rs. 15 lakh each in their bank account. PM Modi also assures to bring back the black money within 100-days of coming to power. His comments are often raised by Congress when it lists the ruling BJP’s unfulfilled promises.
Ramdas Athawale is the Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment. While speaking about the BJP’s losing in three election-bound states to Congress in the recent elections, Mr. Athawale said that “The Congress has won elections in a few states. But we will defeat them in the coming Lok Sabha elections. Narendra Modi will again become Prime Minister.”