In a shocking instance, a huge amount of cash has been recovered from vehicles of Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and Deputy Secretary, Transport.
The cash has been recovered in Pasighat, where PM Modi is campaigning for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections.
It may be noted that the cash has been seized from CM’s convoy, the vehicle in which PM was slated to go his campaigning site.
According reports, One crore and 80 lakh rupees have been recovered from the vehicle.
The incident had been brought into light by the Congress party in a press conference in Delhi.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala alleged that money had been distributed among the people ahead of the PM’s rally in a bid to influence them to vote for the BJP.
During the media briefing, Surjewala, while showing two videos, the authenticity of which cannot be verified, alleged that the money was recovered around 10.30 pm on Tuesday night from Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu’s convoy.
The videos show the money being removed from a car and also shows the registration plates of two cars apart from various police officers.
Having played the videos, Surjewala said, “The sensational disclosures and the two videos… prove a massive vote scandal… a midnight raid on a convoy of the Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu led to the recovery of Rs 180 lakh in 500 rupee notes.”Calling it a black day for democracy, Surjewala said, “Cash was transported in certain vehicles parked at the Siang guest house at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh. Five vehicles were searched on the complaint of members of the Youth Congress.”
Congress accuses BJP of indulging in cash for votes in Arunachal ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s rally. Raising questions about the recovered money, Surjewala asked, “Was this part of the Rs 80 lakh crore black money that the PM had promised to bring back within 100 days of assuming power?”
Raising questions regarding the origin of the recovered money, he asked whether the cash was to be used for the PM’s rally and to influence the people.
He questioned whether the PM had knowledge and had concurred in trying to influence the people in coming to the rally and supporting the BJP.
Citing the People’s Representation Act, 1951, he said that a case should be registered against the PM, the Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu and deputy chief minister as well as the state BJP chief Tapir Gao.
Demanding the immediate sacking of the Arunachal chief minister, Surjewala also called for the cancellation of the candidature of BJP candidate and state party chief Tapir Gao from West Arunachal seat.