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UPA government has disgraced democracy: Advani

Source: PTI
November 03, 2011 17:11 IST
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Stepping up his attack on the ruling United Progressive Alliance coalition, Bharatiya Janata Party leader L K Advani said the "corrupt" government has brought "disgrace" to democracy.

The BJP stalwart also demanded that the government publish a white paper on black money stashed abroad.

"The UPA government should publish a white paper on black money in Swiss banks and efforts made by the government to bring this money back to India," he said at a public meeting in Kolhapur last evening during his Jan Chetna Yatra.

"The present government is not only corrupt and unlawful but it (has) disgraced our democracy," the former deputy prime minister said.

Referring to the revised Indo-Swiss taxation treaty, Advani said India can now retrieve black money stashed away in Swiss banks with its help.

"Leaked information says there are 250 Indian account holders in Swiss banks (who have stashed away ill-gotten wealth). We are going to demand a white paper on black money and seek disclosure of the list of such account holders in the coming Parliament session," he said.

Senior party leaders including Prakash Javadekar, Gopinath Munde, Maharashtra BJP unit chief Sudhir Mungantivar, national spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad and BJP general secretary Anant Kumar were present at the meeting.

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