Publish list of black money holders: Gadkari to PM

BJP demanded that PM make public the list of names of those who have black money stashed in foreign banks.

Updated: Nov 30, 2011, 21:34 PM IST

Kolkata: Attacking the Congress-led UPA
government on the issues of corruption and black money, the
BJP on Wednesday demanded that the Prime Minister make public the
list of names of those who have black money stashed in foreign
banks.

"We had requested the Prime Minister to publish the
list of those who had black money in foreign banks, but he
said: no. Why has he declined to publish the list? Is it
because the list contains names of some Congress leaders?"
Gadkari questioned at a BJP rally here.

He said while countries like Fiji and the Philippines
have brought back black money to their countries, the Centre
had not made any effort to do so.
"Whose money is it? If anyone has a right to the
money, it is the poor people of our country. I can assure you
that if BJP comes to power at the Centre, it will build roads,
develop agriculture and bring about all-round development with
the money," Gadkari said.

Claiming that the UPA government had lost credibility,
leadership and support, Gadkari said, "the Prime Minister has
failed to contain corruption. Nobody listens to him, not even
his ministers."
Referring to the CWG and 2G spectrum scams, Gadkari
said, "not only (erstwhile telecom minister) Raja, (Union
Minister) P Chidambaram and the Congress also cooperated in
the 2G scam. If Raja can be jailed, why not Chidambaram?"

While prices of kerosene, LPG and other essential
commodities were low during the NDA rule the GDP had now come
down to 7 per cent and the Rupee devalued, he observed.

Turning to key UPA ally Trinamool Congress, Gadkari
said party chief Mamata Banerjee had kept quiet on the issue
of corruption and price rise.

"If she is really serious in her opposition to these
issues, why is she not showing the courage of not supporting
the UPA?" Gadkari said.

PTI