BJP's stand on black money dubious: Congress
The Congress on Monday lambasted the BJP-led central government for failing to come up with the entire list of people who have stashed black money in tax havens abroad.
New Delhi: The Congress on Monday lambasted the BJP-led central government for failing to come up with the entire list of people who have stashed black money in tax havens abroad.
Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha said this was in stark contrast to the Bharatiya Janata Party's election manifesto which promised to bring back black money speedily.
"The BJP had promised to bring back black money in 100 days if they came to power. During the campaign for general election they had promised people to reveal all names who had put illegal money in foreign banks," Jha told a news agency.
He said it was the UPA which had actually pursued the matter with sincerity.
"Our government had revealed 26 such names to the Supreme Court of India. The present government's stand on black money looks dubious as they are in no hurry to reveal all names," Jha maintained.
The central government on Monday disclosed the names of three people, including Pradeep Burman, who hold bank accounts in foreign countries and are now under the lens of the income tax authorities.
The three names are Pradip Burman, Pankaj Chimanlal Lodhiya and Timblo Private Limited and its director Radha Satish Timblo and others.