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Offshore black money will be used for welfare schemes: Amit Shah

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BJP president Amit Shah has said that the central government would spend the entire proceeds from offshore seizure of black money on welfare programmes for the poor and there was no question of transferring Rs.15 lakh into each citizen’s bank account.

“Modi-ji had said (during his 2014 general election campaign) that the entire black money stashed abroad came to Rs.15 lakh per person, but that does not mean that this amount will be deposited into each person’s account,” Shah said in ‘Aap ki Adalat’ show on India TV on Saturday.

“What he meant was that the seized black money would be spent on the welfare of the poor,” he clarified.

Shah also took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for raising the issue.

“What Rahul Gandhi is saying depends on his outlook. But I can say this much: How can Rs.15 lakh be transferred to each person’s account from government treasury,” he asked.

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