`SC can bring back black money stashed abroad`

LK Advani pinned all his hopes on the SC to bring back black money stashed in foreign countries.

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2011, 22:15 PM IST

New Delhi: Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday pinned all his hopes on the Supreme Court to bring back
black money stashed in foreign countries and said it will earn
the apex court "lasting gratitude" of the people.

"The country expects the Supreme Court to pursue this
matter to its logical end. USD 462 billion is a huge amount..
which is wealth that can bring about a miraculous
metamorphosis in Indian conditions," Advani said referring to
the recent admonishment of the apex court to the government
for not disclosing the names of people whose money is stashed
abroad.

In his latest blog posting, the BJP veteran said by
pursuing the matter, the Supreme Court will "earn the lasting
gratitude of the Indian people by forcing Government to bring
back all this wealth."

Hoping that the apex court will take steps to bring
back the black money, he appreciated the role of the judiciary
during Emergency and said it was the only institution which
showed "guts" against the Indira Gandhi Government.

"When in the seventies, democracy became imperilled,
Parliament let down the people. So did the media. It was only
the judiciary that showed guts," he posted.

Advani also used the opportunity to slam the Manmohan
Singh government for the various scams.

"By all evaluations the Manmohan Singh Government is
passing through the worst crisis of its six and a half year
tenure. The spectrum scam, the Commonwealth Games scam and the
Defence land scam of Mumbai have come all together in a manner
as to make the common man feel that many in the government
today are not just making money on the sly, but they are
brazenly looting the country," he noted.

PTI