NewZNew (Chandigarh) : The Shiromani Akali Dal today lashed out at the former Union Minister and Congress legislator from Patiala, Mrs Prenteet Kaur over the sensational disclosures in a section of press of her secret accounts in foreign banks and demanded strictest possible action against her and other under the relevant provisions of the law.
“The cat is now out of the bag. Not only has a former Union Minister been found lying in full view of the public and international media, but it has also been established that the Congress leaders joined hands with the global financial underworld to siphon off into their shady personal foreign accounts precious fiscal resources of the country meant the poor,” said SAD Secretary General Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Senior Vice President Ranjit Singh Brahampura and General Secretary Balwinder Singh Bhunderin a statement here today.
The Akali leaders said that Mrs. Preneet Kaur’s case was a not a one-off incident and it was merely” the tip of the iceberg.” The SAD asked the government of India to probethe matter vigorously and expose the entire unholy nexus of leaders belonging to the Congress party with international mafia.
Mr. Dhindsa, Mr Brahamapura and Mr Bhunder said, “It is shocking that a person holding a highly sensitive and responsible position such as minister of state for external affairs played a fraud with her country by hiding vital information about her financial assets from the Government of India. As minister of state for external affairs, she was expected to be a role model and to act as a true ambassador for her country. But She made a laughing stock of herself and of her country in world capitals, said the Akali leaders.”
The Akali leaders said that the trail of crime with respect to black money in foreign banks leads right up to the Congress headquarters and to the residences of their top leaders in the party’s High Command. The guilty must be punished and money lying in foreign banks must be brought back to be spent on the poor and the needy in the country.
The SAD leaders said that the magnitude of black money taken out of India through illegitimate means was reportedly large enough to meet the full development expenses of the country for several decades. The Indian economy had failed to grow at the expected rate only because the Congress leaders had set up a parallel economy through black money ,kept in foreign banks.
They said that besides this, Ms Preneet Kaur was expected not only to safeguard the strategic and financial interests of the people not indulging in any underhand financial deals with foreign financial and banking institutions but also to help her government in securing the relevant information against offenders in this regard. But how could she ask the other countries for such information where own hands were not clean?