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Using SC rap, BJP attacks govt on black money issue

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New Delhi: Using the Supreme Court’s rap of the Centre for failing to implement its three-year-old directions on black money, BJP today charged the Congress-led UPA with “misleading” the country on the issue and having no will to work on it.

The party also alleged that whenever Congress comes to power, corruption, scandals, inflation and inaction on government’s part are indicative of the way of its functioning and black money thrives during their time and that is the reason why the Supreme Court has come down heavily on it.

“We charge that on black money this government has failed the people of India…This explains clearly that this party has no will to work on black money. It is only misguiding the nation,” BJP Spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said.


Linking corruption, scandals, inaction against black money as indicative of the way UPA government functions, she said the Supreme Court critising the government on the black money issue proves the point.

The Centre had on Tuesday faced the ire of the Supreme Court for failing to implement its three-year-old directions including setting up of a SIT to probe all cases of black money and disclosing information received from Germany about individuals stashing money in Liechtenstein Bank.

“Whenever Congress is in power, corruption corruption- linked scandals, inflation and inaction are all clearly linked with one another and because of that crime in society is increasing,” she said.

Accusing the government of defying the Supreme Court on black money, Sitharaman said “can there be a greater chiding of a government by the Supreme Court?”

She charged the government has been “misleading” the country on action against those stashing black money abroad and has failed to come out with the names received from Liechtenstein.

The BJP leader also accused the UPA of delaying the ratification of the 2005 United Nations Convention against Corruption upto December 2005, which could have helped the government obtain sensitive banking information about those who stashed their money abroad in violation of the law.