This Article is From Apr 05, 2016

BJP Targets Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi On Black Money Issue

BJP Targets Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi On Black Money Issue

BJP said the Congress should ask its chief Sonia Gandhi about illicit money. (File photo)

New Delhi: Hitting back at Congress over its digs at the government over black money and Panama Papers leak issues, BJP today said it should ask its chief Sonia Gandhi about illicit money as she find "all the money inside" the almirah when she "opens" it.

"Congress leaders keep asking us every evening where is our Rs 15 lakh? Let me answer them. This is like the story of kidnappers who after abduction come back to see what police is doing so that they can change their tactic.

"Congress is the kidnapper who has abducted India's future, money, development and prosperity. And every evening it asks us where is our money, development and prosperity. Don't ask us, ask respected Soniaji. If the almirah is opened, then all the money is inside," party spokesperson Sambit Patra said.

BJP lawmakers made statements saying they have no black money but Congress members, including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, did not, he told a press conference.

BJP congratulates the Modi government for ordering a multi-agency probe into Panama Paper leaks, Mr Patra said.

He, however, declined to respond to Congress' criticism of the government over Pakistani media reports quoting JIT sources that the Pathankot terror attack was a drama staged by India.

"A government spokesperson can answer it as I was not privy to details," he said.

The BJP leader, however, quoted Indian media reports which had said that NIA's probe details had rendered visiting JIT officials speechless as a counter-point.

He also hailed the 'Stand Up India' project launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today and used it to take a dig at the UPA government.

"There used to be a government which would give to those who did not deserve it. It would give bad loans causing NPA. 'Stand Up India' opens the coffers for the SC, ST and women. These are the people who will take the country forward," he said.

Mr Patra made a sharp retort over Congress attack on PM Modi over a CAG report which said Gujarat PSUs incurred losses of hundreds of crores.

The opposition party should come out of Gujarat as its repeated questions on Gujarat drove it to such a state while people reposed their trust in Modi again and again.

The CAG report covers the time when Mr Modi was the state chief minister.