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Black money list: Disclose all names, demand Congress, Left

New Delhi: The Congress Monday lambasted the BJP-led central government for failing to come up with the entire list of people who have stashed black money in tax havens abroad.

Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha said this was in stark contrast to the Bharatiya Janata Party's election manifesto which promised to bring back black money speedily.

"The BJP had promised to bring back black money in 100 days if they came to power. During the campaign for general election they had promised people to reveal all names who had put illegal money in foreign banks," Jha told IANS.

He said it was the UPA which had actually pursued the matter with sincerity.

"Our government had revealed 26 such names to the Supreme Court of India. The present government's stand on black money looks dubious as they are in no hurry to reveal all names," Jha maintained.

Gurudas Dasgupta of CPI too questioned the government for failing to come out with the entire list.

He asked: "The whole list should come out. The government has published only the names of three businessmen. But are there people in high places too? Are there political persons? Who are the real people?"

The central government Monday disclosed the names of three people, including Pradeep Burman, who hold bank accounts in foreign countries and are now under the lens of the income tax authorities.

The three are Pradeep Burman, Pankaj Chimanlal Lodhiya and Timblo Private Limited and its director Radha Satish Timblo and others.

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