New Delhi, (Agencies): Hitting hard the Government on the Black money issue, the BJP said on Saturday that all the names of the account holders in the Swiss bank should be made public.

Senior BJP leader, LK Advani said, “Government should make the names public at any cost.”


In the meantime, Congress as a retaliation has said that BJP is raking up the issue just to gain cheap publicity and that they are taking all necessary steps to tackle the black money issue.

Earlier, the Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari said that the Centre should declare the names of those who stashed black money in Swiss banks.

"I don't understand why they do not want to make the names of the account holder’s public? Is anybody from the treasury bench involved? The Indian money, stashed in the Swiss banks should be brought back and the names of the account holders should be declared," Gadkari said at a rally on Friday.

“The money belongs to the poor people of our country. If the money is brought back each person in the country would get Rs 2,34,000 and it can be utilised for the development of the nation,” he added.

The Party president added that along with former Union Telecom Minister A Raja, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi too were responsible for the 2G Spectrum scam.

'Centre knows who has money in foreign banks'

Accusing the Congress-led UPA government of being "neck deep" in corruption, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Saturday claimed that the Centre knew who had stashed away money in foreign banks.

"Capitalists in India have amassed Rs 70 lakh crore and some of them have deposited money in Indian banks and in banks abroad too. Our central government knows who are they," Bhattacharjee told reporters at a rally in this north Bengal town.

Holding the UPA government responsible for the "unchecked growth" of corruption and black money in the country, he said, "In our poor country, we have about 100 world's richest people here. No idea what they do with such huge money and one section has stashed away such money in Swiss banks where bad people keep money."