Politicians' black money details on display at Ramlila Ground
A hoarding displaying the details of black money allegedly belonging to Indian politicians in Swiss banks is drawing attention from the crowd gathered at Ramlila Maidan.delhi Updated: Aug 25, 2011 00:20 IST
A hoarding displaying the details of black money allegedly belonging to Indian politicians in Swiss banks is drawing attention from the crowd gathered at Ramlila Maidan.
The hoarding states that the details displayed on it have been taken from Wikileaks, a whistle-blower website.
The hoarding says that Indian money in Swiss banks is more than that of any other country. Curious crowds were seen taking notes of the details which mentioned names of a number of politicians while others were busy clicking pictures.
“It is shocking to know that so much Indian money is in Swiss banks. These corrupt politicians should be made accountable and the Jan Lokpal Bill must be passed with immediate effect. We have suffered enough and now the time has come to fight the system,” said Shreyas Singh who had come from Janakpuri.
The hoarding says the source of income is from hedge projects, illegal share in stock market and drug dealing. It also says that a major share of Indian black money was routed from Pakistan.
“The Indian government should be more aggressive in tracking black money stashed in foreign banks,” said Akansha Sharma, a student.
First Published: Aug 25, 2011 00:17 IST