Mulayam Singh Yadav attacks Modi government on black money issue

Yadav said the UPA government had at least given an approximate figure of black money, "but this (NDA) government is not giving that figure also."

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: November 25, 2014 3:00:43 pm
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav with party MPs during the first day of the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Monday.  (PTI Photo) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav with party MPs during the first day of the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI Photo)

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav Tuesday attacked the Narendra Modi-led dispensation, saying the government “failed” on its promise to bring back black money within 100 days of coming to power.

“They had promised to bring back black money in 100 days. Six months have passed since, where is that black money?” Yadav asked.

Talking to reporters outside Parliament, he said, “The Prime Minister said we will bring back black money in 100 days. He said I will make India a prosperous country and there will be development with that recovered black money.

“That 100-day period has become six months now. We also said that let’s give them six months time. But what happened? Where is the black money?”

Yadav said the previous Congress-led UPA government had at least given an approximate figure of black money in foreign banks, “but this (NDA) government is not giving that figure also.”

Alleging conspiracy, the SP chief said, “I think there is a conspiracy and the black money has been taken away. Many accounts have now become empty.”

Sharpening his attack on the Modi Government, he said, “They came to power by giving false promises of bringing back black money. Now the expectations of the people have been belied. They had promised to give employment to youth, removecorruption but nothing has happened so far. At least they should have fulfilled one promise at least but that did not happen unlikely to happen also.”

On the land acquisition act, Yadav said, “we are against it. If land is acquired then it should be done with the consent of farmers because they don’t have anything other thanland.”

When asked to comment on Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik reportedly giving statements against the state ministers, he said, “even if he is crossing his limit we will not do the same. We will talk to him, we will not cross the limit by saying anything against the Governor.”

On the possibility of Modi meeting Pakistan PM Sharif in Nepal, he said, “they should talk. We are always in favour of having talks with Pakistan. There should be friendship between India and Pakistan.”

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