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Government discloses names of 3 black money holder; one of them donated 9 times to BJP & 3 times to INC in 7 years

By TCN News,

New Delhi: The Central government on Monday has filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court naming three persons who are black money account holders in an attempt to evade tax in India. Interestingly one out of these has 9 times donated to Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and thrice to Indian National Congress (INC) between financial years 2004-05 to 2011-12.

Goa miner donated to BJP, Congress: ADR

New Delhi : A company owned by a Goa mining magnate accused of stashing black money abroad donated Rs.1.18 crore to the BJP and Rs.65 lakh to the Congress, statistics related to donations show.

Timblo Pvt Ltd, whose managing director is Radha Timblo, made nine donations to the Bharatiya Janata Party and also donated money thrice to the Congress over a period of seven years.

The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and the National Election Watch (NEW) also said Monday that bullion trader Chamanbhai Lodhiya from Rajkot in Gujarat gave Rs.51,000 to the BJP.


BJP undecided on Maharashtra CM candidate

New Delhi : The BJP Monday said no call has been taken on the chief ministerial candidate in Maharashtra, where the party is all set to form the government.

"We have not decided the chief ministerial candidate yet," a party leader said on condition of anonymity.

He refused to confirm whether union Minister for Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari was out of the race for the top post.

"Nothing has been decided yet," he said.


Three killed in Bengal political clash

Kolkata : Three people were killed and many others seriously injured Monday in political clashes in West Bengal's Birbhum district, police said.

The killings in Makra village under Panrui police station area came days after three policemen were injured when villagers hurled bombs at a police team that raided a hideout in the area where crude bombs were stored.

Video footage aired by news channels showed scores of armed assailants running through paddy fields and firing indiscriminately as many suffered bullet injuries.


National Conference attacks Azad, Congress

Srinagar : The National Conference Monday launched a scathing attack on Congress leader and former chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, saying giving it (NC) a full six-year term to govern Jammu and Kashmir after the 2008 elections was no favour.

Azad had blamed the decision to let the NC hold the chief minister's post for the entire six years despite an alliance with the Congress as the reason for the latter's debacle in the Lok Sabha polls.

Black money: AAP attacks government over selective names

New Delhi : The AAP Monday accused the central government of being "selective" in revealing names of foreign bank account holders, asking it to make public all those with money stashed abroad.

Addressing a press conference here, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal said the government was not disclosing all the names because they knew the list contained the "names of those who are close to the Bharatiya Janata Party".


Indian black money in foreign banks: Timeline

November 1991: Swiss magazine Schweizer Illustrierte names former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi among 14 politicians, alleging he had some $2.2 billion in a Swiss bank account in his name.

March 2009: Senior lawyer and BJP leader Ram Jethmalani files a PIL seeking Supreme Court's intervention in bringing back over Rs. 70,000 crore in black money stashed in tax havens abroad by Indians.


15 new ministers inducted in Rajasthan

Jaipur : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Monday expanded her cabinet by inducting 15 new ministers, including four of cabinet rank.

With this, the total strength of the council of ministers now stands at 27, including three women.

Fourteen ministers were administered oath of office and secrecy by Governor Kalyan Singh at Raj Bhavan.

The four cabinet ministers were Rajpal Singh Shekhwat, Surendra Goyal, Kiran Maheshwari and Rampratap.


Black money disclosure: Will BJP gain politically?

New Delhi : The disclosure to the Supreme Court of names of three holders of illegal accounts abroad has predictably led to a political uproar, but the whole issue could well prove advantageous for the BJP.

The ruling party is claiming that the names of several Congress members figure in the list of those who have stashed away undeclared wealth overseas. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson G.V.L. Narasimha Rao, in fact, stressed that the list of 800 names with the government includes many Congress members, but none from the BJP.


NCP to abstain during Maharashtra confidence vote

Mumbai : The Nationalist Congress Party Monday said it would abstain from voting if the proposed Bharatiya Janata Party government seeks vote of confidence in the legislature.

"In the interest of stability in the state, the NCP will abstain from voting if it is called for. In case the Shiv Sena joins the coalition, there should not be any problems. However, we will not vote against the minority government and create instability in the state," NCP state spokesperson Nawab Malik told media persons.