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Blackmoney in Swiss account: Reveal names of 3 MPs, says Advani

November 05, 2011 13:06 IST
Stating that the focus of Parliament's winter session is bound to be on black money, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L K Advani on Saturday asked the government to reveal names of three members of Parliament who figure in the income tax probe list in connection with the Swiss bank accounts.

"I have the right to know who are they? This is a very serious matter as it brings the issue of black money close to the political system and it cannot be dealt with only as a tax evasion issue," Advani told the media in Mumbai.    Asking whether the Centre is really interested in exposing those who have funds stashed abroad, Advani said he has been demanding that the government must come out with a white paper on the steps it has taken to bring back this black money.       

Countries like the United States, Germany, France and even smaller nations like Philippines, Peru and Nigeria have taken a variety of measures to bring back black money parked in foreign bank accounts with great success.

"Why is the UPA government not ready to do the same," he asked.

"It would be appropriate if the government presents a white paper on black money in the winter session," he said.

Asked about corruption cases against former Karnataka chief minister Yeddyurappa, Advani said, "I have spoken in detail on this issue. I do not want to repeat the same things again and again."

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