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Congress burns Amit Shah’s effigy on Rs 745 crore’s Demonetization scandal allegations
TIWN June 23, 2018
Congress burns Amit Shah’s effigy on Rs 745 crore’s Demonetization scandal allegations
PHOTO : Congress burnt Amit Shah's effigy at Surya Chowmuhani. TIWN Pic June 23

AGARTALA, June 23 (TIWN): Tripura Congress led by Yuva Congress, NSUI have burnt BJP National President Amit Shah’s effigy here in Agartala ahead of Shah’s arrival in Tripura alleging about pre-demonetization and post-demonetization scandals led by Amit Shah and his close-mates. A protest rally was kicked off from Congress Bhawan on Saturday evening, raising slogans against Amit Shah led alleged scandal followed by an effigy burning demonstration staged at Surya Chowmuhani. The National Congress on Friday called for a thorough investigation into post-demonetization deposits following revelations that a cooperative bank associated with BJP chief Amit Shah received Rs 745 crore in scrapped notes before these banks were barred from accepting them. Tripura Congress activists, as a part of national level protests have staged the demonstration demanding investigation in the scandal to find out the transactions histories. The Congress released the list of banks linked to BJP leaders that got the deposits, according to the May 7 RTI reply to queries filed by Manoranjan S. Roy, a Mumbai-based information activist. Congress communications chief Randeep Surjewala declared on Friday that Rahul Gandhi's contention - that the November 8, 2016, demonetisation drive was independent India's biggest scam - had been vindicated.

"Congratulations Amit Shah ji, Director, Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank, on your bank winning 1st prize in the conversion of old notes to new race. Rs 750 crore in 5 days! Millions of Indians whose lives were destroyed by demonetization, salute your achievement," the Congress chief tweeted in the morning.

The Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank, whose directors include Shah and his close associates, had received Rs 745.58 crore in scrapped notes - the highest among all 370 district cooperative banks in the country - in the first five days after conversions began on November 10, 2016.

No other bank among the 370 district co-operative banks across the country had received such a big sum in five days.

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