In 2016, Saxena pressured employees to exchange demonetised notes worth ₹1400 crore, claims AAP

“When he was KVIC chairman, demonetisation happened and a cashier working there has given in writing that he was forced to carry out exchange of notes. It is unfortunate that he was suspended,” said AAP MLA Durgesh Pathak

August 29, 2022 04:41 pm | Updated 04:41 pm IST - New Delhi

AAP MLA Durgesh Pathak.

AAP MLA Durgesh Pathak. | Photo Credit: AAP

The AAP MLA Durgesh Pathak on Monday alleged in Delhi Assembly that L-G V. K. Saxena had pressured his employees to exchange demonetised notes worth Rs 1400 crore in 2016 when he was KVIC chairman.

No reaction was immediately available from the L-G office over the allegations.

It could further spur the relations between the ruling party and L-G who last month recommended a CBI probe into alleged irregularities in Excise policy of Kejriwal government. “When he was KVIC chairman, demonetisation happened and a cashier working there has given in writing that he was forced to carry out exchange of notes. It is unfortunate that he was suspended. But we want a probe in this. There is a news report also and there are statements by the affected employees,” Mr. Pathak said.

Raising slogans against L-G and carrying placards, AAP MLAs came into the well of the House, prompting Deputy Speaker Rakhi Birla to suspend assembly proceedings for 15 minutes. They were demanding Saxena’s removal from the post of Delhi Lt. Governor.

“When he was KVIC chairman he got exchanged demonetised notes by pressuring his cashier. In Delhi branch alone, ₹22 lakh were gotten exchanged. There are 7000 such branches across the country which means there was a scam of ₹1400 crore,” said the ruling party.

AAP MLAs demanded a CBI and ED probe in the matter and demanded his resignation and arrest.

Carrying placards of ‘L-G V. K. Saxena chor hai’, ‘V. K. Saxena ko arrest karo’, they also protested at the Gandhi Statue in the Assembly complex. 

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