Bharatiya Janata Party national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over the RTI’s new disclosures in the matter of the Excise Policy scam case.
Poonawalla alleged that the ‘New Liquor Policy of AAP’ caused a huge loss. He said that in 288 days, there has been a loss of Rs 2,000-2,300 crore. “AAP’s New Liquor Policy caused a loss of almost Rs 2000-2300 crore. The previous liquor policy had earned Rs 768 crore in September alone which means nearly Rs 25 crore per day, while the new policy could earn Rs 5,036 crore in 7.5 months meaning Rs 14.4cr a day,” BJP spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla said underscoring that the new policy should have garnered profit instead of bearing a loss of Rs 8 crore per day.
Poonawalla further alleged that this was the ‘tip of the iceberg’ and said that “Sharab ghotaala” was much bigger than this.
Apart from this, there are many other losses due to the corruption and commissions taken by the AAP leaders and middlemen to make “Sharab policy for the Sharab mafia,” he alleged.
He further accused the AAP government of using this money in the Punjab elections and said it is now being used for Gujarat.
The elections in Gujarat are slated to be held soon, for which the political parties are pressing hard to register a victory.
The BJP spokesperson further said whenever questions are raised about Liquor policy, the AAP diverts the matter or starts “playing the victimhood card”.
“Our spokespersons and leaders Sambit Patra, Manoj Tewari, Parvesh Verma, and Adesh Gupta posed 10-12 questions a month ago. Why was the commission increased from 2.5 pc to 12 pc? Why was wholesale given to private players despite the recommendation of the Dhawan report? Why were operational period of licenses increased? Why was money collected by cash collectors and pumped into Punjab? Why was a discount on imported beer given without proper clearances? There are many more questions about waivers and benefits,” Poonawalla remarked.
Terming the new excise policy by the AAP government in the national capital as “Paapkari”, Poonawalla said that “AAP ka Paap has been exposed.”