The Congress today accused the BJP government of forcefully taking Rs 1,76 lakh crore from the RBI to hide a "grave" economic slowdown and claimed that it had pushed the country into a "financial emergency".
The Reserve Bank of India or RBI had on Monday approved the transfer of a record Rs 1.76 lakh crore dividend and surplus reserves to the government, boosting the BJP-led regime's prospect of stimulating the slowing economy without widening fiscal deficit.
"RBI's emergency fund is at a six-year low as the BJP government has forcefully taken Rs 1,76,000 crore from the RBI to hide its failures and grave economic slowdown," Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala alleged in a tweet, tagging a media report on the central bank's emergency fund.
"The BJP government has pushed the country into a financial emergency," he claimed.
RBI का 'इमरजेंसी फ़ंड' गिर कर 6 साल के निचले स्तर पर क्योंकि अपनी नाकामियों व घोर आर्थिक मंदी को छुपाने के लिए भाजपा सरकार ने ज़बरन RBI के ₹1,76,000 करोड़ लिए।- Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) August 30, 2019
भाजपा सरकार ने देश को 'आर्थिक आपातकाल' में धकेल दिया है। pic.twitter.com/vR9zA620JU
In another tweet, the Congress spokesperson mentioned about "bank frauds".
"'Loot & Scoot' in 'New India' as a complicit BJP govt looks the other way and common man is taxed!" he alleged.
Bank Frauds up by 74%!- Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) August 30, 2019
2017-18 - ₹41,167 Cr
2018-19 - ₹71,542 Cr
'Loot & Scoot' in 'New India' as a complicit BJP Govt looks the other way and common man is taxed! pic.twitter.com/LiDTevwDkn
According to the RBI annual report, the number of cases of frauds reported by banks saw a jump of 15 per cent year-on-year basis in 2018-19, with the amount involved increasing by 73.8 per cent to Rs 71,543 crore from Rs 41,167 crore reported in the previous fiscal.
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