BJP never promised bringing entire black money in 100 days

BJP never promised bringing entire black money in 100 days

Amid the continuous barrage from the opposition about the claim that it would bring back black money within 100 days of assuming office, the NDA government on Thursday insisted that it never said it would bring all the black money.

“We are not so immature to say we will bring back entire black money in 100 days,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said while intervening in a debate on black money.

Naidu said the BJP spoke of initiating the process to bring back black money parked in foreign banks within hundred days of assuming office.

Countering the opposition, Naidu said it was former prime minister Manmohan Singh who spoke of unearthing black money within 100 days in his statement to the Parliament in July 2009.

The opposition, however, was unrelenting on its attack of the government with Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav saying people were carried away by the BJP’s false propaganda that it would deposit Rs 15 lakh in every account held by the poor.
“You sold lies to people. The government has to inform Parliament when they will bring the money back,” Yadav said, insisting that the black money should be brought back to the country sooner as account holders are withdrawing money.
Yadav also demanded that the government must disclose in Parliament the time it would take to disclose the whole list of black money holders and the total amount stashed in foreign banks.
Mohammad Salim of the CPI(M) wanted the government to take steps to curb the generation of black money. The scale of corruption and volume of black money have increased in the last 25 years, he said.

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