Congress didn’t take a single step against black money when in power: Arun Jaitley

Slamming the Congress party for inaction against black money, Jaitley said they had adequate opportunity to be in power but couldn't recollect a single step the party had taken against black money.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 25, 2017 5:35 pm
Arun Jaitley, Black money, Jaitley note ban, Jaitley black money, BJP black money, Jaitley blackmoney Union Minister Arun Jaitley addresses a Press Conference in National Media Centre in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI Photo

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will observe November 8 as anti-black money day, adding that they will highlight anti-corruption steps taken since then. Addressing the media in New Delhi, Jaitley said the objective of note ban was to end black money. “Note ban was aimed at less cash economy. Major objectives behind exercise already achieved,” he said.

Slamming the Congress party for inaction against black money, Jaitley said they had adequate opportunity to be in power and curb black money but they didn’t. “I can’t recollect a single significant step that they ever took against black money. They had reconciled to India living with a shadow economy. It is understandable this would never be on political agenda of Congress leadership.”

The BJP’s move comes after around 18 political parties announced that they would observe November 8 as ‘black day’ against note-ban, which they termed as the “most ill-conceived and hasty decision” by the NDA government.

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  1. V
    Oct 26, 2017 at 5:50 am
    Cong is the looters party. How can thy restrict or act against black money? Black money people and Pakistani and other anti-nationals support them for this.
    1. P
      Oct 26, 2017 at 5:46 am
      You SOB,That PM of yours promised to bring the black money stashed abroad and deposit 15 lakhs in each and every individuals account and when he failed to act to bring the black money which is the cause of all causes, he tricked the people by demonetizing 500 and 1000 rupee notes to facilitate the black money ders inside the country to increase the volume of space to d more black money with the introduction of 2000. Come you stupid scoundrel to conceal one lie you b ds are telling another lie.
      1. R
        Oct 26, 2017 at 7:02 am
        You convert bi....ach...just st.i.nky all up and our nation. We don't want desh drohies here...ok?
      2. I
        Oct 26, 2017 at 5:16 am
        Hello BJP IT Central. Have you given up commenting, and now instead resort to mass downticking? I hope you pay the 'dislikers' with something more than a cadbury sweet.
        1. R
          Oct 26, 2017 at 7:04 am
          Your name is enough to understand your frustration😄😄😄
        2. R
          Oct 26, 2017 at 5:13 am
          Either Jaitley is blind or does not want to upset the apple cart. If he goes way back to 1990 and trace all the Foreign Investment in the stock market...he will see the round tip of black money. At every stage of opening the economy...the government has created tax havens like Mauritius to facilitate the flow of funds which were parked outside India. PC then gave an impetus to this black money by reducing the tax structure on capital gains and levying a flat rate. The other place where the money is parked is in real estate. In the past KP Singh was Lodha is king...depends on which side of the political spectrum you are. You target these two holy cows...and you can meet you black money target. Oops...but you cannot touch the cow!
          1. J
            J.V. Iyer
            Oct 26, 2017 at 3:44 am
            We know why! Who was the finance minister? Who were benefited by the black money? When you tried to clean up these, they are upset, becoming anti-Indians to protect their black money.
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