SIT on black money: Shanta welcomes Centre's move

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, DHARAMSALA
  • Updated: May 28, 2014 22:27 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran and newly elected Kangra MP Shanta Kumar on Wednesday welcomed the central government's move to constitute special investigation team (SIT) for bringing back the country's black money stashed abroad.

Terming it a historical decision, Shanta Kumar in a press statement issued here said the move would go a long way to curb corruption in the country.

“The Union cabinet in its first meeting has taken a historic decision to constitute SIT to unearth illicit money stashed in foreign banks,” said Shanta.

“A long-awaited and much-needed step that shall greatly benefit the nation,” said the senior saffron party leader.

Shanta said it would expose the people who looted the country for six decades. Shanta also criticised the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime for dilly-dallying on the issue despite a Supreme Court order that came two years ago.

He said the apex court had even reprimanded the then prime minister for non-compliance of its order in the last hearing in the case.

Shanta alleged that as various Congress leaders were among culprits, the UPA government did not constitute SIT to bring back the money.

“Now with the government constituting SIT to bring back the money, the remaining Congress leadership will also vanish as they are the also culprit of stashing money abroad,” Shanta said.

“It will also lead to the fulfilment of Mahatma Gandhi's dream who in 1947 had wished to dissolve the Congress,” said Shanta adding that Congress fall and BJP rise was a start of new chapter in the history of the country.

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