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Blackmoney issue: Congress accuses Arun Jaitley of bluffing people

Congress had attacked Narendra Modi during the Lok Sabha campaign on social media under the hashtag 'Feku'.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: October 22, 2014 3:50 pm
JAITLEY Arun Jaitley.

Congress on Wednesday reacted sharply to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s remarks that the Opposition party will be embarrassed once names of people holding illicit foreign accounts are made public, daring him to “name the traitor”.

The party also accused Jaitley of “bluffing” people on the issue.

“A traitor is a traitor. He is neither a Congressman nor a BJP man. What is stopping Jaitley ji from naming the traitors?” Youth Congress President Rajiv Satava said on Twitter.

AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh tweeted “FM instead of bluffing people should tell us when he is depositing 3 L (lakh) in a/c of every citizen as promised by Modi in his campaign speeches.”

Continuing in another tweet, he said ,”Can it be a Diwali gift under Jan Dhan Yojna or we have to wait till 2019 ! FEKUISM at its best once again.”

Congress had attacked Narendra Modi during the Lok Sabha campaign on social media under the hashtag ‘Feku’.

The issue of blackmoney has led to a war of words between the ruling BJP and Congress. The government recently told the Supreme Court that it cannot disclose the names of Swiss bank account holders, a stand the UPA had taken earlier.

As Congress accused the BJP government of “practising “hypocrisy” on the issue, Jaitely on Wednesday said, “The names (of black money account holders) will be public shortly… I can assure you there is no embarrassment I (BJP) will have when all the names are disclosed. There is some embarrassment the Congress party will have because of those names”.

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  1. R
    Apr 1, 2016 at 8:26 am
    shame on BJP and Modi ,Jately they are layer and so corrupt Politician in India Feku
    1. S
      Oct 23, 2014 at 1:14 pm
      Congress filled Swiss banks over the last 60 years and now wants Modiji to get that back in 60 weeks. Simply Fooling people.
      1. P
        Paul Deepak
        Oct 24, 2014 at 3:37 pm
        Well, the Finance Ministry tells the Supreme Court that the names cannot be divulged, but issues media statements that the names will be let out. So why this double speak and double somersault within a few days. Is BJP trying to hide the fact that previous NDA signed the treaty of non-disclosure ? and how is it that they can let out only a few select ?Just as they did before elections, they shout lies at the top of their voices and make it a truth, just like the 2 lakh crores of 2G scam. Show us the money - 2G money & the Black money
        1. Tarkeshwar Singh
          Oct 23, 2014 at 12:50 am
          The truth is never as dangerous as a lie in the long run. Let truth come to light.