Cash amounting to Rs 1.8 crores recovered from Arunachal CM's convoy
GUWAHATI: The Congress on Wednesday, April 4, released a video claiming cash amounting to Rs 1.8 crores was recovered from Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu's convoy.
The party alleged that a "cash for votes" scam was busted in Arunachal Pradesh with the recovery of the cash and asked the election commission to register a case against Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as the chief minister and his deputy.
Accusing the BJP of using &q
uot;money power" to woo voters in the northeast, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Rs 1.8 crore was allegedly recovered from the chief minister's convoy in Pasighat around midnight, hours before Modi was to address a rally on Wednesday morning.
"Khandu and his deputy Chowna Mein should be immediately sacked and the candidature of Tapir Gao should be terminated," Surjewala demanded.
He showed two videos purportedly showing the cash being recovered in the presence of officials of the Election Commission, the local administration and the police.
However, the party did not vouch for the authenticity of the videos, saying they were available on social media.