Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday said the government should disclose names of all Indians who have stashed black money in foreign banks and demanded that the money be brought back to the country and “redistributed” among the poor.
“The black money stashed abroad is that belonging to the poor and the same needs to be distributed among the poor,” he told reporters here.
When asked as to how it should be distributed, Mr. Lalu said: “Let the money first come, then a policy on how to go about its distribution can be made“.
He said the Central Government should disclose the names of Indians who have stashed black money in foreign banks.
Mr. Prasad’s statement comes a day after the Supreme Court constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the black money issue.
Mr. Prasad also said there should be no exams for children up to Matric class, as the high percentages for admission into higher classes would deprive the poor and downtrodden children from getting higher education, even as they would be left behind.
“With cut—off percentages going upto 100 per cent for admission to certain colleges in Delhi, how can you expect a normal poor child to compete with them and attain higher studies.?” he asked.
The RJD chief also lashed out at the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar, saying “there was no law and order in the state and corruption was growing by leaps and bounds“.
Terming Mr. Kumar as an “NRI Chief Minister”, Mr. Prasad accused him of befooling the people of Bihar by travelling abroad on the plea of bringing in power for the state. Hindu