BJP should refrain from a 'running commentary': Congress
The Congress today asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to convey to the apex court whatever it wanted to, on the issue of money stashed abroad by Indians, and not give a "running commentary".delhi Updated: Jan 18, 2011 21:04 IST
The Congress on Tuesday asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to convey to the apex court whatever it wanted to, on the issue of money stashed abroad by Indians and not give a "running commentary".
Party spokesman Manish Tewari said that initiatives to unearth details of money hoarded by Indians in foreign banks had been taken by the UPA government.
"If any initiative was taken to get names from Germany, it was by the UPA. If facts were placed before the Supreme Court, it was by the UPA," Tewari said.
Referring to the BJP's remarks criticising the government stance in the Supreme Court about not sharing names of Indian account holders in Liechtenstein's LGT Bank in view of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement, Tewari said the opposition should not make a running commentary.
"Running commentary by BJP is detrimental," he said. "If they have to say (something) officially, they should go to the Supreme Court," Tewari said. "There is need to be serious about what we say," he said.