The Congress on Wednesday said the central government can’t take credit for revealing names of people holding black money abroad when it did so only after a Supreme Court directive.
The names of all account holders have been submitted by the centre to the Supreme Court today after SC ordered the government to submit the entire list of names.
"It is wrong for anyone to take credit for anything that is (being done) by the order of the Supreme Court," party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said.
Speaking after the government submitted 627 names of foreign bank account holders to the apex court, Singhvi wanted to know where was the illegally stashed cash the BJP had pledged to bring back after taking power.
"The BJP kept saying we will bring back so many crores of rupees and put it in your pocket… Have they put even Rs.55 in anyone’s pocket? Where is the money they promised?" he asked.
Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has also criticised and accused the government of sparing the "big fishes" holding black money abroad.
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said the revelations of black money account holders should not be selective. "There should not be selective revelation of names. The big fishes are being let off," he told the media.
Kejriwal Tuesday moved an application in the Supreme Court seeking to be heard in the black money case.
The former Delhi chief minister claimed he had personal knowledge of some people who have stashed black money in foreign banks.
However, though the list of account holders have been submitted to the court in a sealed envelope, SC has decided not to make the names public and the case has been given to the Special Investigation Team to carry out necessary investigations.
(With inputs from IANS)