BJP has already started campaign to weed out black money from politics and bring major electoral reforms under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party chief Amit Shah said on Tuesday.
“After attack on black money through demonetisation, some thinkers and experts asked Modiji what about bringing an electoral reform, set high standard of probity in political life and weeding out black money from politics,” he said.
“I wish to inform you that BJP under leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started steps for all the three,” he added.
Shah was addressing a function after the release of a book on Deen Dayal Upadhyay, founder of Jan Sangh, the ideological forerunner of the BJP.
Praising the decision to ban Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes as fight against black money, the BJP president said that the 50-day exercise would pave way for genuine welfare of 80 crore poor of the country.
“By stopping theft of cash, volume of budgetary provision for welfare of poor would be enhanced,” he said, adding the beneficiary programmes after demonetisation would provide a platform to empower the poor.
Shah said the BJP has already set up a team to suggest widespread electoral reforms as how to achieve less expensive elections and make political donation transparent.