Jethmalani hits out at Modi over black money issue

New Delhi: Veteran lawyer and Bihar’s ‘Grand Alliance’ nominee for Rajya Sabha Ram Jethmalani today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the black money issue and sought forgiveness from the people for supporting him in last Lok Sabha elections.

“The one promise he had made was that Rs 90 lakh crore of black money was concealed in foreign banks and that he will get back that money and give Rs 15 lakh to the family of every poor man….and then he appoints a party president (Amit Shah) who made a statement that it was an election jumla (gimmick),” Jethmalani said at an event here.

Expressing regret over supporting BJP and Modi earlier, he said, “I am making a confession that I helped them to cheat you, I have come to seek your forgiveness.”

“I want nothing from you (Modi) and nothing means nothing but fulfil your promises to the people of India,” he said, referring to his letter to Modi extending his support to him in the elections.