A recent statement by the Union Minister Ramdas Athawale hinting that the people will get Rs 15 lakh in their respective bank accounts has once again sparked new interest. He said adding that people will slowly start getting the amount into their bank accounts, in what was a quick response by the Union Minister to a question on black money.
Athawale cited that people will surely get the money which is Rs 15 lakh. He added that the RBI was not handing over the money despite being told. Rs 15 lakh will not come soon, it will come slowly.
“Rs 15 Lakh will not come at once but will come slowly. The government does not have so much money. The RBI was asked for the money but they are not giving. An assurance was given but there are some technical difficulties,” said Athawale, who is the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, according to a report in the Indian Express.
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale: 15 lakh rupees (promised by the central government in every bank account) will come slowly, not at a single time. Asked for money from RBI but they are not giving. So the amount can't be collected. There are some technical issues. (17.12.18) pic.twitter.com/OO5dLH3Pd7
— ANI (@ANI) December 18, 2018
It may be remembered that BJP president Amit Shah had said that the statements during the Lok Sabha election campaign that Rs 15 lakh will be deposited in the bank accounts of all Indians after the black money is recovered was a political ‘jumla’.
Shah said “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, “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.
(With inputs from OneIndia)