Sent & Received: Monday, November 07, 2011 7:55 AM
Seen: Tuesday 08, 2011 noon time
Subject: List of Indians holding Black Money in Swiss and other European Banks
The following list (Source reported to be Wikileaks) has been circulating on the internet for quite some time. It includes names such as Rajeev Gandhi (Rs 98,000 crores), Naresh Goyal (Rs 145,600 crores), Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin (Rs 10,500 crores), A Raja (Rs 7800 crores), Harshad Mehta (Rs 135,800 crores), S S Palanimanickam, who I think is a DMK Minister in the Central Government (Rs 4800 crores), H D Kumaraswamy (Rs 14,500 crores), C P Krishnan Nair (Rs 4520 crores), Lalu Prasad Yadav (Rs 29,800 crores), Jyotiraditya Madhav Rao Scindia, currently a Minister in the Central Government (Rs. 9000 crores), Kalanidhi Maran (Rs 15,000 crores), Karunanidhi (Rs 35,000 crores), Sarath Pawar, the spelling of the first name is different though it looks like the Agriculture Minister in the Central Government? (28,000 crores), Suresh Kalmadi (Rs 5900 crores). The other names are less well known. It seems this is only a PARTIAL list.
I have not seen any denials by the persons mentioned or, in the case of Rajeev Gandhi, whoever is in charge of his estate.
The question is: Has GOI initiated urgent action to check the correctness of the information and, if it is correct, take immediate steps to repatriate all the ill-gotten wealth to India. Once the Lok Pal legislation is out of the way, hopefully by end of December, 2011, will Anna Hazare and the entire anti-corruption brigade devote their attention to this monumental task in the new year . Once we get all this money in, it should probably be sufficient to fund India's infrastructure development plus anti-poverty programs.
posted for & behalf of NNFI in People of India interest