Slamming the Congress for “doing nothing” on the black money issue, Union Law minister Ravishankar Prasad on Monday said effective steps were being taken to fulfill the commitment of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring back “every penny” of black money parked abroad.
“We are initiating effective steps to fulfill the Prime Minister’s commitment to bring back every penny of black money parked abroad to the country,” Prasad said.
Stating that the NDA government believed in transparency in politics, Prasad said, “Measures within the ambit of law are being taken on the matter.”
While the BJP government has shown firm commitment on the subject of black money, Congress did nothing during its rule on the issue, he said.
Prasad pointed out that at the very first Cabinet meeting, Narendra Modi government had constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) on the black money issue.
The SIT headed by Justice (retd) M B Shah with Justice (retd) Arijit Pasayat as its Vice Chairman was constituted for investigation, initiation of proceedings and prosecution in cases involving unaccounted money.