Disclose names of black money holders: RJD

RJD chief Lalu Prasad said the government should disclose names of all Indians who have stashed black money in foreign banks and demanded that these money be brought back to the country and "redistributed" among the poor.

Last Updated: Jul 05, 2011, 17:55 PM IST

New Delhi: RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday said the government should disclose names of all Indians who
have stashed black money in foreign banks and demanded that
these money be brought back to the country and "redistributed"
among the poor.

"The black money stashed abroad is that belonging to
the poor and the same needs to be distributed among the poor,"
he told reporters here.

When asked as to how it should be distributed, Lalu
said: "Let the money first come, then a policy on how to go
about its distribution can be made".

He said the Central Government should disclose the
names of Indians who have stashed black money in foreign
banks.
Yadav`s statement comes a day after the Supreme Court
constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the
black money issue.

Yadav also said there should be no exams for children
up to Matric class, as the high percentages for admission into
higher classes would deprive the poor and downtrodden children
from getting higher education, even as they would be left
behind.

"With cut-off percentages going upto 100 per cent for
admission to certain colleges in Delhi, how can you expect a
normal poor child to compete with them and attain higher
studies.?" he asked.

The RJD chief also lashed out at the Nitish Kumar
government in Bihar, saying "there was no law and order in the
state and corruption was growing by leaps and bounds".
Terming Nitish Kumar as an "NRI Chief Minister", Yadav
accused him of befooling the people of Bihar by travelling
abroad on the plea of bringing in power for the state.

Lalu said: "It is his (Kumar`s) right to travel
anywhere when in power and I am not jealous of him, but he
should not befool the innocent people of the state."

He, however, said "one can buy as much power through
Powergrid as one wants by paying them up", while reminding the
Bihar government to first create a network of transmission
lines to help power reach every nook and corner of the state.

Yadav also sought the Centre`s intervention in
maintaining law and order in the state, as incidents of crime
were increasing in the state each passing day.

Earlier, the RJD supremo hoisted the party flag at its
office here to mark RJD`s 14th Foundation Day and exhorted
partymen to strengthen the party and continue working with the
aim of uplifting the poor, oppressed and downtrodden.

While partymen pledged to take the party ahead, Yadav
said "there was nothing to worry as ups and downs keep
happening. The party`s dream will not die. It is not just to
get into power, but work against injustice and the poor and
oppressed."

PTI