New Delhi: Opp Rawat, who was released from the post of Chief Election Commissioner two days ago, while rejecting PM Narendra Modi’s claim on black money, has said that there has been no effect on the ban on black money. OP Rawat retired as chief election commissioner on Saturday. The statement of the former Chief Election Commissioner is also very important that the Modi government had publicized the ban on black money as a major weapon to eliminate black money and reduce tax evasion.
Opp Rawat said, “It seems that there is no dearth of money for those who are involved in politics and their financial help.” The way money is spent, it is largely black money. There is a question of the use of black money in it, there is no restriction on it. ”
He further said, “After the ban, it was thought that misuse of money would be reduced during the elections, but on the basis of the figures it proved wrong. This time more black money seizure took place compared to the previous elections.”
OP Rawat was made the country’s Chief Election Commissioner in January this year. During his tenure several assembly elections and sub-elections were successfully organized. Instead of OP Rawat, Sunil Arora has been appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner. He took charge on Sunday. OP Rawat was born on December 2, 1953. He was the IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre of 1977 batch.
In his three-decade long career, OP Rawat played a number of responsibilities in the Center and the State Government. OP Rawat was also the principal secretary of the then Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Babulal Gaur from 2004 to 2005. Newly appointed Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora is the IAS officer of the 1980 batch Rajasthan cadre. Now they will be led by the leadership of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Along with the Lok Sabha elections, assembly elections will be held in Jammu Kashmir, Odisha, Maharashtra, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim next year.