Arresting Raja not enough, find out his godfather: Gadkari

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New Delhi, Feb 2 (PTI) BJP President Nitin Gadkaritoday said the arrest of former Telecom minister A Raja wasnot enough and asked the government to find out who his"godfather" is in the 2G Spectrum scam.

"Arrest of Raja is not enough. Who is the godfatherRaja behind him. Let his name be known...the name of hisbosses should be found out. There should be an inquiry (intoit)," he said.

Raking up the issue of Indian black money stashedabroad, Gadkari appealed to Congress President Sonia Gandhi toask the UPA government to make public the list of those havingillegal bank accounts abroad.

"Why are you worried? If you have nothing to hide,then why not make the names of those who have parked theirmoney in banks abroad public," he said at a function of BJP''sEconomic Cell.

He also questioned the reluctance of the government inputting the list in public domain. "In 2009, Prime MinisterManmohan Singh had promised to bring back money in 100 days.

The government has completed 610 days in power...why is therea reluctance," he quipped.

He said while Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee citesrules in expressing government''s inability to bring backmoney, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wants the black moneystashed abroad to be brought back.

"There are contradictions in their stands...RahulGandhi should not tell the media that money should be broughtback, he should tell his party and the Prime Minister," hesaid.

In an apparent attack on Sonia Gandhi, the BJP leaderwondered where the money withdrawn by controversialbusinessman Ottavio Quattrocchi from a London bank wastransferred to.

"The government had sent a law officer to helpQuattrocchi defreeze his bank account in London. The questionis where the money withdrawn was later transferred...Quattrocchi''s driver had told CBI that he and his wife hadfree access to (late Prime Minister) Rajiv Gandhi''sresidence," he said.

He said the issue of black money was linked to thefuture of Indians who do not have good infrastructure and acomfortable livelihood.

"The money can help improve lifestyle of lakhs ofIndians," he said.

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