Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today asked the government to make information “public” on Indians holding black money abroad and said with new names disclosed the party’s stand on the matter has been “vindicated”.
“We demand that Govt bring out all the info that it has in front of the public on the table of the Parliament. It must also state what action it will take and also mention the time- frame,” senior AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said.
“The names (I) revealed in a PC on 9 Nov 2012 are there in the list today. We stand vindicated… Why doesn’t BJP govt act against HSBC officials?”
“What did first Cong and now BJP do? Nothing? Why? Some of these people claim to hv both BJP n Cong in their pocket,” he alleged.
Supreme Court lawyer and party leader Prashant Bhushan wondered why the Indian government had “refused” to reveal the names “despite the fact that many of the people named have admitted to the legality of those accounts”.
Slamming the government, AAP spokesperson Atishi Marlena said it lacked the “political will” in revealing the names of blackmoney holders.
“The government has been citing secrecy clauses and international agreements all along in saying that it cannot bring out these names. The disclosure goes on to prove it has no political will to do so,” she said.