Advani asks ‘honest` Cong men to act bravely
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 09, 2011, 18:26
Jodhpur: Calling upon "honest" people within the Congress to act the way VP Singh had done on Bofors, BJP leader LK Advani on Wednesday said they should show the same courage in getting back black money stashed abroad by Indians.

"I want those people who are honest and those who have the courage to act like Vishwanath Pratap Singh did over Bofors during the time of Rajiv Gandhi. I ask such members of the Congress to display similar courage and strength," he said addressing a rally here on the 29th day of his Yatra.

Singh, who was a Cabinet minister in the Rajiv Gandhi government, raked up the Bofors kickbacks issue. He was forced to leave the government. Bofors became an election issue and led to the defeat of the Congress in 1989.

Advani said in the coming session of Parliament, the entire focus of the BJP and the opposition would be on black money issue.

"I think that there will be people within the Congress party who would think that to protect some people the government is taking wrong decisions. After all this wealth is not any individual's wealth but belongs to the country. And India's wealth should come back to it. Many Congress people will appreciate this," Advani said.

Advani also renewed his demand asking government to present a white paper on black money lodged in foreign banks and said that to ensure proper time for discussion, it must do it on the first day of the winter session of Parliament commencing on November 22.


First Published: Wednesday, November 09, 2011, 18:26

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