Advani hopes Supreme Court will act on black money issue

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Ahmedabad, Jan 18 (PTI) Senior BJP leader L K Advanitoday said that the he has great hope that the Supreme Courtwould act on the issue of black money stashed in foreignbanks.

"Eminent people like Ram Jethmalani, Subash Kashyapand KPS Gill have approached the court on the issue. I have agreat hope in the Supreme Court," Advani said.

"An international organisation has said that more thanRs 20 lakh crore of Indian money is stashed is foreign banks.

If it is brought back, it will satisfy infrastructure needs ofthe country," Advani said here on the sidelines of a municipalcorporation function.

In his recent blog post Advani had also written, "bypursuing the matter, the Supreme Court will earn the lastinggratitude of the Indian people by forcing Government to bringback all this wealth."

Advani also lashed out at the Congress-led UPAgovernment on the issue of price rise.

"The Central government has totally failed to controlinflation. Huge increase in prices of essential commoditieshas made life of common people very difficulty and has alsomade the nation suffer", Advani said. .

In a reply to a question on reported cabinet expansion plans of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the veteran BJP leadersaid, "when this government is already involved in numerousscams, reshuffling of cabinet will not help. From what I haveheard, there is lot of tug of war going on after the reportsof reshuffling came".

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