AAP asks BJP govt to disclose names of all on black money list

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday demanded that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA government immediately disclose the names of all account holders guilty of stashing black money abroad.

AAP asks BJP govt to disclose names of all on black money list
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New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday demanded that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA government immediately disclose the names of all account holders guilty of stashing black money abroad.

In a statement released after the Narendra Modi government disclosed names of eight black money holders in the Supreme Court, the AAP said that the revelation of Pradip Burman as one of the culprits validates the claims it had made two years back.

The anti-corruption outfit also demanded that the government clarify whether the other names mentioned by it feature in the list of black-money holders or not.

Income Tax Department had raided a few of those whose names had appeared in AAP's list, it said.

 

The statement added — "On 9th Nov 2012, we had disclosed the statements made by three individuals – namely Parminder Singh Kalra, Vikram Dhirani and Praveen Sawhney – before Income Tax authorities, when their premises were raided. These three individuals admitted to the offence. Surprisingly, their names do not appear in the list of three people, whose names have been disclosed by the Finance Ministry today. Why? As per our information, action is being taken against those on the list selectively. Whereas harsh actions (like tax raids and prosecution) are being taken against some, the powerful ones are being let off. Why did the central government disclose only these three names? Does the rest of the list contain names of those who are close to the BJP? The BJP is believed to have spent thousands of crores of rupees in its election campaign first for the Lok Sabha elections and now on Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections. People suspect whether the list contains names of those who provided funds for the election campaign (sic)."

In its charter of demands to the NDA government, the Aam Aadmi Party asked the Centre to immediately disclose the names of all account holders, complete investigations in all cases in a time bound manner and take strictest action against all guilty.

It also demanded that the government immediately stop hawala routes and initiate prosecution against banks involved in soliciting illicit money and transferring it abroad through hawala.

In a series of tweets, the party reiterate its demands —

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