Caught: AAP using news items of 2015 to spread panic about Demonetisation

Ever since the scheme of demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes has kicked in, some in media and social media are desperate to spread malicious rumours to thwart the scheme. We had already listed such rumours here and busted each one of them. Political parties are also not far behind with Arvind Kejriwal and AAP leading from the front. We showed you how Kejriwal’s baseless allegation that some people were tipped off before the scheme started was devoid of any logic.

It appears that now AAP has shed any pretence of being a logical opposition and has decided to resort to spreading rumours, in the hope that some large scale disruption takes place. Kejriwal on his part has tried his best to create the “afra tafri” atmosphere by repeatedly using this phrase:

And AAP has gone one step ahead, choosing to lie to the common man whom they claim to represent. Posted on the official AAP Facebook page at 9 am today was the following news, along with a meme, which claimed RBI was going on a 1 day mass protest.

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AAP's Facebook post
AAP’s Facebook post

Attached with the meme was a news link which showed the source of the news. Click here for the full link, and see what news do you see. And specifically check the date.

Yes, Aam Aadmi Party has shared a news story from November 2015, trying to portray as if it is happening now in November 2016. The proposed protest last year was in relation to the proposed mechanism of Monetary Policy Committee. And obviously nothing to do with the current demonetisation scheme. Then why did AAP share this story now? What was the intention of posting a news in November 2016, about a strike which was supposed to take place in November 2015?

Is this just a poor mistake? Or is this a deliberate misrepresentation of facts? If it was a genuine mistake, then it is highly surprising that AAP has not removed the post even now, although the first comment on the post alerting them about the “mistake” was posted just 43 minutes after they posted the image. Further, other people kept on alerting AAP yet the post still exists:

The warnings
The warnings

This reveals that the intention of the anti-corruption party AAP is to only create a sense of panic among the masses, hoping that something untoward may happen and the scheme fails. Will Government of India act on this?


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