Jaitley terms Opposition’s sting video on demonetisation as ‘fake, humorous’

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday slammed opposition parties for releasing a sting video on demonetisation which he termed as ‘fake’ and ‘humorous’.

In a series of tweets, the senior BJP leader said that the Congress was relying on ‘fakery’ as it has no real issues. “The ‘Fakery Caravan’ of the UPA continues to move. After a fake BSY diary, a fake sting. When there are no real issues, rely on fakery,” he said.

“Were the creators of the London fiasco on the EVMs and the fake UPA sting today the same,” he tweeted in an apparent reference to a claim made at a press conference in London in January this year that the electronic voting machines can be hacked.

Jaitley also said that the sting video was humorous. “Every election needs a few humorous breaks. After the London EVM fiasco, the UPA provided another one today,” he said.

Opposition parties led by the Congress on Tuesday accused the Central government of siphoning public money through demonetization and released a sting video at a press conference here.

The video purportedly showed an alleged BJP worker exchanging the banned notes with the new denominations at a commission of 40 per cent in Ahmedabad post note ban.

The purported tape, said Kapil Sibal at the press conference, was downloaded from a website tnn.world.

Sibal said the tape exposed the alleged involvement of the BJP in demonetization and that it was done to benefit the saffron party. He also accused the NarendraModi-led BJP government at the Centre of swindling public money, terming it ‘treason.’