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“Depositing of Rs. 15 lakh was just a kahaawat”: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah explained away Modi’s pre-general election statement promising to deposit Rs.15 lakh in every family’s account by bringing black money back from abroad within 100 days of his rule, by saying that it was just a “kahaawat”– a proverb. “But the people of the country will be benefitted and it will be used for economic development of the country when the black money returns to India,” he added, according to a report in Navbharat Times (5 February).

 On the question of Rahul Gandhi’s remark on Modi’s wearing a Rs.10 lakh suit, Amit Shah defended Prime Minister Modi saying the cost of suit was not the same as propagated by opponents, nor it was prepared abroad. He said, “Our duty is to work for the country, let them accuse us.” He said that he never asked about the cost of the muffler of Arvind Kejriwal nor where he bought it from.

MG News Desk

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-28 February 2015 on page no. 1

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