Govt to bring back black money: Singh

He said the government agrees with the opposition on the issue of bringing back black money and sought suggestions from them on how to go about it. “I assure this House that there is nothing that we will not do in order to clean our public life,” Singh said while replying to a debate in the Lok Sabha on motion of thanks to the President’s address.

The issue of black money had not cropped up some four to five years back but was older than that and the government was ready to “sit” with all parties to discuss ways to deal with it.

Taking note of the controversial 2G spectrum allocation, he said: “If there is a scam, it must be dealt with. Law of the land will punish the wrongdoers.”

“I don’t deny that unfortunate developments have taken place in the areas of telecom and Commonwealth Games.”

Singh also defended the telecom policy, which was pursued since 1999, saying it had paid “rich dividends”.

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