Cong afraid of bringing back black money: BJP

Dharamsala: BJP on Monday accused the Congress of being against the return of black money stashed in banks abroad as it feared exposure of the names.

"Rs 300 lakh crore of black money is lying in foreign banks. This money must be called back as per the UN convention against corruption, but the Congress-led government is not conveying its consent on the result of this convention," BJP national vice president Shanta Kumar said here.

There are two factions in Congress — one wants black money back in the country and the other does not, said Kumar, who held a satyagraha here along with party leaders from Kangra.

He demanded that all the black money stashed in banks abroad must be brought back to the country and should be declared as national property.