Before coming to power, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) promised to bring back all the black money stashed from abroad. As the party tries to actually figure out on how to get it back despite completing two years in power, BJP’s Gyan Dev Ahuja came up with a very nationalist way of dealing with black money.
The MLA from Ramgarh constituency in Alwar, Rajasthan has said that whenever he gets illegitimate money, he does not use it for personal things but ends up donating for noble causes. And that’s not all – he even provides a ‘receipt’ for the payment.
“Whenever someone offers it to me, I ask them to spend it on some good cause, like on the upkeep of temples and gurdwaras… I also give them a receipt. Some people ask me, why a receipt if it is illegitimate money. I say they have spent it on a good cause, so what is the harm in giving them a receipt”, he told the Indian Express adding that politicians are always approached with black money.
He also said that whenever people approach him with money for donation to the party, he tells them that the party doesn’t need it as it already has enough funds.
This is not the first time Ahuja has made such statements. For all those who followed the JNU anti-national controversy, he is the same gentleman who was in the limelight for saying that JNU is a hub of criminal activities and its students are responsible for 50 percent rapes in Delhi. He had also said that 3,000 used condoms and beer cans are found daily inside the campus.
His Sunday’s statements created a buzz on social media with #राष्ट्रवादी_कालाधन becoming a Twitter trend and people trolling BJP’s stand on black money and corruption.
Here are some of the interesting reactions:
Very good thinking by BJP MLA taking bribe for innocent people not for himself, brave man brave thinking. Ek Hajmola sir #राष्ट्रवादी_कालाधन— Aapka Rauf (@aapkarauf) June 6, 2016
I thought Achhe Din would be relaxing..But Acche Din is very TAXING !!!#राष्ट्रवादी_कालाधन— Rajesh Toshniwal (@rktjyp) June 6, 2016
Will Mr. Ahuja let us know who gave him the said Black MoneyOr @narendramodi give him exemption under “Mallya Yojana”?#राष्ट्रवादी_कालाधन— Avi (@VAvinash) June 6, 2016