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Swiss Banks Issue: Congress Demands Advani's Apology

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Swiss Banks Issue: Congress Demands Advani's Apology
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Congress has demanded an apology from BJP leader LK Advani for suggesting that adequate action to recover funds stashed away in Swiss banks was not taken by the UPA government.

A detailed reply of the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and the earlier communication of the Finance Ministry to Advani's letter suggests that the saffron party was raising untenable issues, party spokesman Ashwani Kumar told reporters.

Kumar said Advani should offer an apology to the UPA government for suggesting that adequate action to recover funds in Swiss banks and the German LTG bank accounts was not taken.

To a query on what the government was doing to get the black money back to the country, Kumar said the government has been taking steps to get the ill-gotten money back to the country and will continue to do so.

The Congress also attacked the BJP for admitting controversial IAS officer Neera Yadav in the party saying it shows how sensitive the saffron party is to corruption and probity in public life.

"This has shown how sensitive BJP is to corruption and probity in public life. From Bangaru Laxman on tape to Tehelka and now to Neera Yadav is an unbeatable commitment to public and political morality...."

Kumar said, "A party which has scaled new heights in showing utter contempt for public sensitivity on corruption now seeks to claim high moral ground is a cruel joke on the people of India".

The spokesman also ridiculed the issue of security being raised by the BJP. "Stupor in Kargil, surrender in Kandahar and stalemate in operation Parakraman show that neither the BJP as a party nor its leadership are capable of firm and decisive action to secure national imperatives," Kumar said.

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