Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani on Saturday demanded a white paper from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the action taken by the United Progressive Alliance government to bring back black money from Swiss banks but he did not spell out the time his own party would take to initiate action on the issue.
"Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says government has taken action on bringing back black money, so I demand a white paper on the actions his government has taken, in the coming session of parliament," said Advani, in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh during his Jan Chetna Yatra over corruption and black money.
"I am also demanding it because since the matter got highlighted, black money is being transferred from Swiss banks to other banks," Advani told reporters.
When asked about the time BJP would take to act on the issue, Advani said: "I cannot say about the time frame. We have come to power in centre only for six years and in that period our prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had initiated the issue."
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad accompanied Advani in the press conference.
Meanwhile, BJP has suspended its Satna media in-charge Shyam Gupta after the Satna unit allegedly gave money to media persons for coverage of the yatra.
BJP state president Prabhat Jha suspended Gupta on Friday night.