Nitish demands immediate action to bring back black money

Patna, Feb 7 (PTI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumartoday said people of the country were fed up of the"insensitivity" to "curb corruption" by those in power andappealed to the Centre to immediately bring back black moneystashed away in foreign banks.

"Corruption has emerged as a burning issue before thecountry... and now now the people want that the black moneystashed away in Swiss and other banks abroad be brought backsoon," Kumar told reporters on the sidelines of his ''JanataDarbar''.

He said the people also harboured the desire ofknowing the names of those who had deposited the black moneyabroad.

"There are people who have virtually looted the moneyfrom the country and parked it in banks abroad and the Centremust act immediately to bring the money back for the country''sdevelopment," he said.

"People of the country are facing the brunt ofprice rise. They are also fed up with the insensitivity tocurb corruption by those in power," Kumar said.

The Centre should read the writing on the wall andthere should not be any further delay in reining incorruption, he said.

"The people have enough power to change the fate ofthe country by replacing the ruling party by another one.

Nobody in India can keep clinging to power without people''smercy and blessings," the chief minister said.

Those at the Centre own the responsibility to buildup an atmosphere of confidence in people''s mind. If theyfail to discharge their responsibilities and duties, thepeople have the sovereign weapon of votes through which theymay decide their own future and also the future of thecountry, he said.

Reiterating the resolve of his government to weed outcorruption, Kumar said the Special Vigilance Unit (SVU), setup on August 15, 2006, was not a burden on the state exchequerand it was doing its work.

"We have ensured contractual appointment of retiredBCBI officials in the SVU which is taking care that corruptioncases reach their logical end," he said.

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