New Delhi: The AAP on Thursday accused the Narendra Modi government of compromising national security by partnering with a currency paper supplier who was earlier blacklisted for working with a fake currency nexus. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley denied the allegations.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged that De La Rue, a Britain-based banknote manufacturer, security printing, and papermaking company was blacklisted in India. AAP Delhi convener Dilip Pandey said that De La Rue supplied the same paper used for printing Indian currency to the terror nexus in Pakistan indulging in printing of fake currency.
“The company was not only white-listed after Modi came to power, but also partnering with the government on Modi’s ambitious ‘Make in India’ project,” he said.
Pandey alleged that the new Rs 2,000 note is also being printed on paper supplied by De La Rue. “We want to ask Prime Minster Modi that why is he partnering with a company which is at the same time partnering with Pakistan, terror outfits, counterfeit currency printers and enemy of the nation,” he asked.
Responding to the allegations, Jaitley said that the Finance Ministry had no links with the said company.
“Another false campaign on the social media by the AAP. Ministry of Finance has no dealings with the British Company named in this campaign,” Jaitley tweeted.
Pandey however tweeted back saying that De La Rue was still working with Mysore press printing currency notes.