BJP's Swamy, Congress slam Modi government over black money promise
29 June 2018
Data released on Friday by the Swiss National Bank on foreign deposits reveals that the amount stashed by Indians in the country's banks in 2017 increased by 50 per cent in a year.
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy slammed the government for its failure to curbing black money generation.
Swamy tweeted, "Breaking News: Major success of Finance Secy Adhia. Secret Swiss Bank accounts deposits from global sources rose by 3% last 12 months. Indians deposits however grew 50% . Adhia would have managed more if Rajeshwar was not a distraction."
The opposition too was quick on its feet, attacking the government for its failure to act on its pre-election promise of bringing back all the black money stashed abroad and deposit Rs15 lakh in every bank account.
The official Twitter handle of the Congress said, "One of PM Modi's long-standing campaign promises of bringing back black money falls flat. While you sit and wait for your promised Rs 15 lakh, more capital has flown the coop."
Former minister of state for information and broadcasting Manish Tiwari said in a tweet,
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