Brazen 7 Star U Turns of BJP Govt
The brazen U Turns of this incumbent Government are dangerous red flags on its cavalier attitude towards keeping the promises based upon which it was voted into power. Take a look at some of the Five-Star and Three-StarU Turns and those that turned out to be just empty
promises printed on an Election manifesto that apparently doesn’t mean a thing….
Black Money – BJP’s bundle of contradictions
18th January, 2011, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad “the government’s argument that it can reveal the names to the Supreme Court but not to the public due to double taxation is baseless”.
18th January, 2011 Shri Nitin Gadkari claiming that about Rs.21 lakh thousand crore had been
deposited in Swiss banks. Gadkari said “Any reluctance in declaring the names of Swiss banks account holders will simply raise doubts about the integrity of people at the helm”.
17th January, 2014, the Modi government through an Affidavit to the Apex Court stated that it was unable to disclose the said names since it was bound by certin Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAA). To which the Supreme Court replied “Why are you holding protective umbrella for these people? – Source Indian Express Thereafter, when attacked on taking a U-turn on the issue of Black Money, selective names were leaked through the media. On 28th October, 2014, the Supreme Court asked the Modi government to furnish the entire list of account holders before it.
18th January, 2011 Shri Nitin Gadkari claiming that about Rs.21 lakh thousand crore had been deposited in Swiss banks. Gadkari said “Any reluctance in declaring the names of Swiss banks account holders will simply raise doubts about the integrity of people at the helm”.
April 17th, 2014, Shri Rajnath Singh promised “Black money would be brought back within 100 days if the Party was voted into power – Source ABPNews
Shri Narendra Modi on different occasions has said that once black money is brought back, every person in this country will get around Rs.15 lakhs – Source – http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmt8imkW8yQ
The fact of the matter is that even after nine months in power, not even a single paisa has come back. All the names, reluctantly submitted to the Court by the Government are only those which were obtained by the previous UPA government.