VIJAYAWADA: After demonetisation, the BJP-led government in the Centre is all set for another bout of economic reforms in the country. But this time, it would be to curb black money from politics.
BJP national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao told newsmen here on Wednesday that his party would request the Election Commission of India (ECI) shortly to initiate measures for curbing black money from politics. "Politics is the fountainhead of black money in India. Unless we bring transparency and
accountability in funds/donations to the political parties, the black money cannot be uprooted from our economic system," he asserted.
Admitting that the demonetisation has led to economic slow down, Muralidhar Rao felt that it would be a temporary inconvenience that people would face for long term gains. He said that the BJP government would ensure that using the cash deposits, the banks would fund development projects including infrastructure projects on a large scale besides promoting MSMEs.
The BJP Tamil Nadu affairs in-charge said that there was a tectonic shift in Tamil Nadu politics following the demise of chief minister J Jayalalithaa and there is a vacuum for political leadership. "It is an opportunity for BJP to strengthen itself in Tamil Nadu and fill this political vacuum," he added. On the delay in appointment of the new BJP State president in Andhra Pradesh, Muralidhar Rao said that the post is not vacant and the party does not see a need to replace the existing state president immediately.