Was fake currency pumped into the economy by the Reserve Bank of India during the UPA regime? However outlandish this question may sound, the new Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath believes it to be true.
According to Hindu Yuva Vahini's website – an organisation founded by Adityanath – the Central Bureau of Investigation had conducted a raid on the RBI vault in 2010 and had found fake currency stashed inside. The website claims that the raid was conducted after many bank officials let the investigation agency know that they have been receiving fake currency in their banks from the RBI itself.
Alleging that the information about this enquiry was hushed up by the government at that time, the website further asserts the theory that either officials of the Reserve Bank were involved in the scam or that the Indian economy is under the control of mafia gangs.
Identifying a foreign company, which it claims was vested with the responsibility by the RBI to print Indian currency, the website says that the company along with an Italian mafia was running the racket of fake Indian currency. Suggesting that this purported racket supplied fake Indian currency to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, it said that the source of the fake currency was in Europe.
But the question that the website fails to answer is that if the allegations are true, then was it not the responsibility of the present NDA regime to make such a humongous scam public? Why is the present dispensation, which claims to be so keen on curbing black money, keeping silent on this enquiry?
In another related article on the website, it was claimed that black money stashed in foreign banks was sent to terrorist organisations functional in India. Not only that, it went on to claim that terrorist organisations are funding financial institutions with this black money.
The website cares not to provide any substantiation for any of the above mentioned allegations and claims.
The Hindu Vahini was charged by the police for its part in the riots at Mao district of Uttar Pradesh in 2005. Charges of inciting riots, murder and arson were brought against its leaders Ajit Singh Chandel and Sujith Kumar Singh, along with Mukhtar Ansari and some others in the opposite camp. A curfew was imposed in Mao for nearly a month after the riots.
The Hindu Yuva Vahini was also accused of involvement in the Gorakhpur riots in January 2007. In this incident, Adityanath was arrested and his organisation launched wide-scale violence in retaliation. Two coaches of the Mumbai-Gorakhpur Godan Express were set ablaze.
As Adityanath took oath on Sunday as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated his trust in him via twitter: “I have immense confidence that this new team will leave no stone unturned in Making UP Uttam Pradesh. There will be record development,” Modi said.
Updated Date: Mar 20, 2017 12:33 PM