Kolkata: Amid growing demand to bring back black money stashed in foreign banks into the county, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Monday blamed the Centre`s policies for the proliferation of unaccounted money.
"The Congress-led UPA government`s policies are responsible for the ill-gotten money finding its way into foreign banks while the poor became poorer," the chief minister said in a hard-hitting attack.
"This government is for the rich and its policies have been geared for the rich. Black and white money are all in equal circulation. The country`s money has been plundered and stashed in foreign banks," Bhattacharjee said while addressing a rally of women workers in the unorganised sector.
Bhattacharjee, who had last week demanded accountability for the huge amount of black money in circulation, said that 100 billionaires had been spawned due to the policies of the Centre.
He wanted action against a section of the capitalists in the country who had amassed huge amounts of unaccounted money.