Why didn’t Advani get back black money during NDA rule?(Bharuch district):
Political advisor to Congress chief Sonia Gandhiand local leader Ahmed Patel on Sunday slammed BJP’s prime ministerial candidate LK Advani for making an electoral issue out of the black money stashed in Swiss banks.
Addressing an election rally in Netrang village of Valia taluka, Patel said, “I fail to understand why they (BJP) have raked up this issue during elections. They could have well brought all the money while NDA was in power.” Patel was campaigning for Congress candidate from Bharuch Aziz Tankarvi. “When Congress comes to power, we will ask Advani for his scheme to get back the money in 100 days from Swiss bank,” he said. Raking up the Mumbai terror attack incident, the Congress leader also hit out at Modi for trying to take political mileage by being the first politician to visit the relatives. “He went there not to sympathise with the victims’ families, but only for electoral gain,” he alleged. Patel, accompanied by other Congress leaders Siddharth Patel and Shaktisinh Gohil, exhorted people to vote for Congress. Accusing BJP of trying to cash in on votes by using names of freedom fighters like Sardar Patel and Baba Saheb Ambedkar,
he said that the day is are not far when the saffron party could even go the extent of using names of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi for votes! Patel also addressed an election rally in Dediapada village of Narmada district.
Issue from times of india,20th April 2009.