BJP questions Sonia''s silence on black money

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Kolkata, Feb 15 (PTI) BJP today questioned UPAchairperson Sonia Gandhi''s "curious silence" on the issue ofblack money, demanding that people of the country be toldabout her stand on the matter.

Senior leader and former BJP president Rajnath Singh saidhe was surprised by Sonia Gandhi''s silence on the burningissue.

"She speaks on all sensitive issues, but curiously hasmaintained silence on unearthing of black money kept inforeign banks. People want to know her stand," he said.

Huge amounts of black money have been stashed away inforeign banks, Singh said and demanded that the money bebrought back to the country and names of the account holdersbe made public.

"If the BJP comes to power at the Centre, we will bringback the ill-gotten money and spend Rs 15 to 20 crore fordevelopment of each village in the country," he said.

Referring to the recent faux pas by External AffairsMinister S M Krishna who read out a wrong speech at a UNfunction, Singh said, "Leaders are losing their mentalbalance." PTI PKC SBR MD

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