BJP to raise black money issue in Parl: Advani

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 00:07

Vadodara: Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Monday
said his party would raise the issue of black money stashed in
foreign banks in the winter session of Parliament beginning
November 22.

Addressing a public meeting here, Advani alleged that the
Union government was not taking any steps to bring back black
money even when many foreign countries had shown willingness
to disclose names of those who had parked money there.

He said that Swiss government has adopted Restitution of
Illegal Asset Act long time ago under which the Swiss
government would cooperate with respective governments in
returning money to the country. But the Indian government has
not taken any initiative in this regard, he alleged.

Advani also justified his decision on starting the Jan
Chetna Yatra from the birth place of Jayprakash Narayan in
Bihar saying it was to mark the birth anniversary of the great
leader.

Some news reports had earlier stated that he opted to
start the yatra from Bihar rather than Porbander, Mahatma
Gandhi`s birth place following differences with Modi.

Advani said his relationship with Modi is from the days
of Jan Sangh spreading over four decades while people of
Gujarat started knowing Modi ten years ago when he became
chief minister.

Advani showered praise on Modi saying he was honest and
hard working, and that is why his yatra was getting tremendous
response from people of Gujarat.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 00:07

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