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BJP wants 'White Paper' on black money

india Updated: Jun 13, 2011 16:41 IST

Accusing the UPA government of being "selective and evasive" on corruption, the BJP on Monday demanded a 'White Paper' on black money, detailing the Centre's action plan for asset recovery from abroad and a special session of Parliament to discuss the issue.

"BJP wants Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to share the details of his government's action plan for asset recovery from foreign countries through a White Paper on black money," senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh told reporters in Bhubaneswar.

If the government is serious in its intent and commitment it should convene a special session of Parliament soon after the monsoon session to discuss and formulate a national policy against black money and corruption which would serve as a guideline, the former Union minister said.

Maintaining that yoga Guru Ramdev and social activist Anna Hazare have raised legitimate issues on corruption, the former BJP president said the Congress-led UPA government's stance on black money seems to be selective and evasive.

"On one hand the government seems to be hesitant in taking concrete action on black money as it could embarass the Congress, on the other hand it cracks down on followers of social activists like Baba Ramdev who were peacefully demanding retrieval of black money," he said.