Taking a jibe at the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre, the Congress Party on Tuesday said it has no faith that the BJP dispensation would retrieve black money from the tax dens of those who are featured in the leaked Panama Papers. Congress leader P.C. Chako told the Media that the government has not taken any effective measures to bring the black money back.
"Looking at the government's record in Mallya's and Lalit Modi's case I don't think that it will act against those who have violated Indian law. Many names which have been disclosed in the news papers are close to the government also," he added.
The Panama papers reportedly feature the names of over 500 Indians linked to offshore firms. According to a report appearing in the Indian Express, the Panama papers feature names such as film stars Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, to corporates including DLF owner K.P. Singh and nine members of his family, and the promoters of Apollo Tyres and IndiaBulls to Gautam Adani's elder brother Vinod Adani. Two politicians who figure on the list are Shishir Bajoria from West Bengal and Anurag Kejriwal, the former chief of the Delhi unit of the Loksatta Party.