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Swaraj India's "Halla Bol" rally at Jantar Mantar exposing both govt and opposition for black money & corruption
On Sunday, Swaraj India, held a 'Halla Bol' rally against black money at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. The rally was joined by famous anti-corruption crusaders such as Dr Anand Rai (whistle-blower - VYPM DMAT Scam), Prof Arun Kumar, whistle-blower (former CM – Gujarat) and Raghvan (Lok Rajya Sangthan).

Swaraj India President Yogendra Yadav said, "If questions have not been raised in Parliament, it doesn't mean that they won't be raised in the streets. So, we are here to raise the question of black money and the government will have to answer them."


Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Yadav said, "The government and the opposition have been playing a 'fixed fight' on note-ban."

Yadav also lashed out at all political parties for receiving donations in cash and later claiming that these donations are anonymous and were received in amounts of less than Rs 20,000.

Comparing black money to the ten headed Ravana, Yadav said, "To rid this country of black money, the Ravana's belly needs to be attacked. And the belly of black money is political corruption."

Prashant Bhushan, President Swaraj Abhiyan, while addressing the rally said, "I had written to the Prime Minister in July, 2014 suggesting ways to curb black money but no action was taken. Instead, existing laws and institutions that could prevent corruption and black money are being weakened."

Bhushan also alleged that he had provided well documented evidence to PM Modi regarding how Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani had received thousands of crores as FDI through pseudo companies and alleged that the government has taken no action.

Bhushan also alleged that Modi asked SBI Chairman to provide Adani a loan running in thousands of crores for his port in Australia.

He also alleged that Tata was given a cash loan of Rs 11,000 crores at an interest rate of 0.1 per cent and this was given in return for bringing Tata's Nano project to Gujarat.

Bhushan also criticized the government for not appointing a Lokpal even though three years had passed since passing of the Lokpal bill.

"Corrupt officials are being placed in key positions in anti-corruption organizations. Three years have passed since the Lokpal Bill was passed, but no Lokpal has been appointed," Mr Bhushan said.

The party also demanded that all parties should be made to conform to standard accounting practices and be audited by an auditor approved by the CAG.

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