'Congress creating hurdles in disclosure of names in black money case'

 Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) on Saturday accused Congress of creating trouble in disclosure of names of those people who have stashed black money abroad by signing Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA).

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 18, 2014, 21:32 PM IST

Jammu: Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) on Saturday accused Congress of creating trouble in disclosure of names of those people who have stashed black money abroad by signing Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA).

It also termed the Article 370 of the Constitution, that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, as an impediment in the development of the state.

"By signing such treaties (DTAA) Congress made it sure that the names of people who have their black money stashed in foreign banks are not disclosed, but our government is in consultation with the foreign governments and the outcome will be visible soon", BJYM National President and MP Anurag Thakur told reporters here.

"As a responsible country we cannot break the international treaties that were signed by the previous government. Congress has signed the DTAA that is creating hurdles in the disclosure of the names of the people who have stashed black money abroad," he said.

Thakur said party was committed to the promises it made to the people of India before it came to power at the Centre as the BJP government at New Delhi was working towards the fulfillment of those promises.

Speaking to PTI on the sidelines of a BJYM workers meet in Jammu, Thakur said, "In few months time we have done what the Congress failed to do in a decade, even the Supreme Court of India appreciated our efforts to bring back the black money".

He said his party was of the view that article 370 of the Constitution must be abrogated for the complete integration of the state of Jammu and Kashmir with the Union of India.

"We are of the view that Article 370 must go, but for that we need to build a consensus among the people. People must come forward and hold debate on the issue. We believe that the state of Jammu and Kashmir can enjoy the fruits of development when this impediment of article 370 is removed," he said.

Asked to comment on the ceasefire violations from across the border, he said that Narendra Modi-led government in New Delhi has given a befitting response to Pakistan.

"Pakistan wants to divert the attention from its internal turmoil and they are engaged in creating mischief along the international border (IB) and the line of control (LoC). This time our security forces are giving a befitting reply to them," he said.

Thakur said his party was in favour of holding the upcoming assembly election in the state as per its schedule.

"We want the Election commission of India (ECI) to hold the upcoming assembly elections well on its schedule, so that the people of the state of Jammu and Kashmir have an elected government," he said.

Earlier speaking to the meeting of party's youth workers in Jammu, Thakur expressed hopes that his party would form the next government in Jammu and Kashmir.

"People had also said that we won't be able to get majority in the parliament, but we did and now it's the turn of Jammu and Kashmir where we will form the government," he said.

Elated over the results of the exit poll for the recently held assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, Thakur said, "Tomorrow morning will be a new dawn for the people of Maharashtra and Haryana who have rejected the more than a decade of misgovernance and given a chance to BJP to form government there."

He said in its election manifesto, the BJP will include the demands of the refuges from west Pakistan, PoK and the migrants from border areas who are forced to leave their houses following the ceasefire violations from across the border.