Bringing back black money complex issue, says Amit ShahNew Delhi: Under attack on the black money issue, BJP President Amit Shah today said government has taken a number of steps and disclosed 700 names to the SIT even though it is a "complex"
New Delhi: Under attack on the black money issue, BJP President Amit Shah today said government has taken a number of steps and disclosed 700 names to the SIT even though it is a "complex" issue with international treaties coming in the way of acting against offenders.
He also attacked the opposition for stalling key legislations in Parliament but asserted that all their attempts to stop the country from the path of development would prove futile and they would be "mistaken" in doing so.
"Bringing back black money is a very complex issue. It is not alone in the hands of India to bring back black money stashed abroad, as several international treaties are coming in the way. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created an atmosphere on the black money issue across the world and created a consensus among various nations to act on the menace. I assure you that once the international treaties are sorted out, BJP will succeed in giving appropriate punishment to offenders," Shah said addressing a public rally in Delhi.
He also said that soon after coming to power, the BJP-led government in its first Cabinet meeting constituted an SIT on black money and provided the names of 700 account holders to it, an act not done by the previous regime for the last many years.
Attacking the opposition for stalling Parliament and stopping key legislations, Shah said, "If opposition thinks it can stall the development agenda by disrupting Rajya Sabha, then they are mistaken."
He said BJP will not allow the opposition to stop the government from ushering in development and has brought in Ordinances, including those on Coal block allocations, Land Acquisition Bill, FDI in Insurance and Mining sector.
Shah also touted the government's achievement in passing a key law to regularise unauthorised colonies in the national capital, a promise fulfilled by the BJP made during the last assembly elections.
The BJP chief called upon the people of Delhi to ensure victory of the party by bringing in Narendra Modi's "Victory Chariot" to Delhi, after the party achieved unprecedented victories in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir assembly polls.
Slamming the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), he charged that it has created a "record of telling lies" and for "cheap marketing" by presenting itself to be a party of common people.