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  India   Politics  07 Nov 2017  Congress slams PM Modi for no action on black money

Congress slams PM Modi for no action on black money

PTI
Published : Nov 7, 2017, 1:16 am IST
Updated : Nov 7, 2017, 1:16 am IST

Surjewala said that Sinha has no right to be in the government even for a single day and should immediately resign.

Randeep Surjewala (Photo: PTI)
 Randeep Surjewala (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ‘betraying’ people with ‘zero action’ against black money stashed abroad and demanded resignation of Union minister Jayant Sinha and BJP MP R K Sinha after their names figured in the ‘Paradise Papers’.

Congress’ communications incharge Randeep Surjewala asked the PM whether he would take action against Sinha and make public the names of all those people who hold black money accounts abroad. “Will the PM show courage of conviction to hand over this entire information to the bench of the Supreme Court looking at action against black money holders? Will the ‘Compromised Bureau of Investigation' (CBI) and 'Enmity Directorate' (ED) take action by booking them and conduct raids on them?,” he asked.

 

Mr Surjewala said that Sinha has no right to be in the government even for a single day and should immediately resign.

He also said the Congress has already demanded that all four union ministers who are directors of 'India Foundation' run by national security advisor Ajit Doval's son should resign over 'conflict of interest'.

“PM Modi has betrayed the people of India with zero action against black money stashed by Indians abroad and corruption. No FIR has been registered in the 'Panama Papers' expose and now 714 Indian links of the Paradise Papers have revealed new tax havens,” he said.

The Congress leader said the Modi government should order an investigation into the Paradise Papers and no guilty should be spared.

 

He said PM's “so-called fight” against black money and corruption remains “complete flop”, as he had promised to bring back `80 lakh crore during his first 100 days in office.

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