Narendra Modi fails to bring back black money says, former Supreme Court Judge

'Ache din' , yet to come says N Santosh Hegde.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: June 21, 2016 4:29 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a lot of efforts but “Achhe Din” are yet to come, says former Supreme Court Judge N Santosh Hegde, who feels the BJP-led NDA government should tell people why it is unable to fulfill its election promise of bringing back black money.

“I won’t say they have delivered. As compared to the previous government, shade of corruption I don’t see. So far as Prime Minister is concerned, he has made lot of efforts but ‘Achhe Din Abhi Tak Aaye Nahin’,” Hegde told PTI on his assessment of the performance of the Modi government, which completed two years in office recently.

But the former Solicitor General of India said he was impressed by Modi’s address to US Congress earlier this month.

“Relationship with foreign countries has developed very much. It’s a change from the earlier political dispensation,” he said.

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On BJP’s promise to bring back black money stashed abroad, he said, “They must bring it back. I really, really don’t understand what’s the hurdle they have. They should tell the people what’s it that they have done about it. Have they approached the Swiss government? Has the Swiss government denied information? Come out with it. It just can’t be only an election manifesto.”

On Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s tenure, Hegde, who was a key member of the Anna Hazare movement against corruption along with the former, said he certainly does not think the AAP chief has made any impact in either curbing corruption or promoting good governance.

“Two ministers (of Delhi government) are under scanner, three other ministers…police have filed complaint against,” the former Karnataka Lokayukta said, adding it’s a myth to say that one can change the society overnight through a honest political party.

“It will take a long time before people start revolting. Unless we change the society which today respects power and money only, unless we rebuild a society of 1950s and 1960s which boycotted the corrupt, we have to build such a society.

“Fall in moral values is the cause for most of our problems today in the country,” he said.

“When the going is bad, Kejriwal starts pointing finger at others,” he claimed.

“What did he do in the first 52 days? 49 days he spent at Rajpath (in New Delhi), protesting, is it running a government? Merely because police officers were not suspended, a constitutionally-elected government. I (Kejriwal) am functioning from Rajpath. Nothing personal against him. Only his action I am criticising,” Hegde added.

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  1. Krishnan
    Jun 21, 2016 at 3:02 pm
    It is fair essment done by the Former Supreme Court Judge and what he was pinpointing was the Modi's promise of bringing back the Black Money but as of now there is no concrete proposals which yielded the Black money back to India even after completing 2 years of time. The reason is we expect a lot from Mr. Modi with no pressures from the so called allies or from party leadership which was all faced by Man Mohan Singh during his tenure and hope MODI will fulfill his election promise or else it is very difficult to face the electorate in 2019 LS Elections
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      Akhil Rana
      Jun 22, 2016 at 1:13 am
      The fraternity who doesn't even want to include the executive and decide only among themselves about who to appoint and not will lecture now on the intentions of the most hard working PM India has ever had. First these judges will let go off the collegium system then their statements will have some credibility. As for the black money, does the learned judge not know about the Swiss laws and the recent news about the Swiss govt. changing it's laws post Modi's visit. Did any former PM even made a phone call to Swiss authorities let alone a visit in person? He should also read the Indo-Swiss joint statement issued during Modi's visit.
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        Kamalakanta
        Jun 21, 2016 at 1:18 pm
        Former Solicitor General of India said he was impressed by Modi’s address to US Congresslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;What is the name of this SG, who is impressed for Vasan in foreign country but not considered the fate of Poor India ?
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          din
          Jun 21, 2016 at 2:02 pm
          CAN EX. Supreme Court Judge N Santosh Hegde EXPLAIN why did not he get those Congressi who allowed black money and HAWAL to flourish under their wings ?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;IF Sonia, Manmohansing, Rahul, Diggi, Kapil, Manis, Renuka did not in first place allowed money to go out side India MODI would not have to go around the world and collect corporation with EVIDENCE (it would be Supreme Court Judges who would not move without it) WAIT a bit Modi has at least worked to block further movements, and has co-operation of other country (which seems this Judje does not like for his clients)
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            kamath Ramesh
            Jun 21, 2016 at 11:34 am
            Hegde should tell which govt has succeded in bringing black money. At least Modi has taken all effective steps to curb the growth of balck money and making efforts to bring the money back.
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