Black money holders in Swiss Bank to be exposed
Citing the stirring news, the main Opposition party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday, Jan 18 asked the government to make the names of the Indians in public.
BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad stated, "We are interested in the names from India and the entire country expects that those who have looted public money and invested abroad in Swiss bank accounts, their names should also be exposed."
Prasad alleged that the UPA government had shown reluctance to reveal these names to the Supreme Court though "Germany has already sent the names to it".
"Therefore, we expect that this should come about quickly and let the nation know who has done what service for the nation or personal enrichment," he said.
On Jan 17, WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange was handed over the documents of the bank accounts by a former banker Rudolf Elmer and the whistleblower also claimed that the names in the documents came from "US, Britain, Germany, Austria and Asia -- from all over," and include "business people, politicians, people who have made their living in the arts and multinational conglomerates -- from both sides of the Atlantic."
(With inputs from PTI)