BJP criticises Centre for not naming Swiss account holders

BJP leader Nitin Gadkari criticised the Central govt for not declaring the names of those who had stashed black money.

Last Updated: Feb 05, 2011, 09:26 AM IST

Aurangabad: BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Saturday
criticised the Central government for not making efforts to
declare the names of those who had stashed black money
belonging to India in Swiss banks.

"I don`t understand why they do not want to make the
names of the account holders public? Is anybody from the
treasury bench involved? The Indian money, stashed in the
Swiss banks should be brought back and the names of the
account holders should be declared," Gadkari said at a rally
here this evening.

"The money belongs to the poor people of our country. If
the money is brought back each person in the country would get
Rs 2,34,000 and it can be utilised for the development of the
nation," he added.

Alleging that the Congress had "looted" the country,
Gadkari said people like Ottavio Quattrocchi, involved in the
Bofors scam, were "permitted in the house of the top Congress
leaders" without any security check.

Gadkari further said that along with former Union Telecom
Minister A Raja, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress
president Sonia Gandhi too were responsible for the 2G
Spectrum scam.

"Not only A Raja, but Congress president Sonia Gandhi and
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh are equally responsible as they
are responsible for running the government at the Centre," he
said.

PTI