Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Monday stated that Rs 15 lakh in every account will reach people slowly and not in one go.
Talking to the reporters in Maharashtra, Ramdas Athawale said, “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.”
Meanwhile, speaking on the BJP losing three states to the Congress in recent elections, he said: “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.”
It is to be noted that while campaigning for the Lok Sabha election in 2014, PM Modi had said that the volume of black money stashed in banks abroad was such that if brought back, every person in the country would have Rs 15 lakh each in their bank account. He had also talked about bringing back black money within 100 days of coming to power.
However, the promise was never fulfilled. Like PM Modi’s promise was a blatant lie, the statement of Ramdas Athawale is also seen to be a big blunder.