Anna Hazare writes Modi over block money, threatens stir
MUMBAI: Criticising the government for telling the
Supreme Court that all information on black money stashed abroad can’t be
disclosed, activist Anna Hazare wrote on Saturday to Prime Minister Narendra
Modi and threatened to launch an agitation if the ill-gotten wealth was not
“Bringing back black money is an important issue before
the nation. If needed, I won’t shirk from organising an agitation on this
matter,” he said in the letter.
Reminding Modi of his promise made during Lok Sabha
poll campaign about bringing back black money once voted to power, the Gandhian
voiced displeasure over the government submitting before the Supreme Court that
all information on it received from countries with which India has Double
Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) cannot be disclosed.
“I have undertaken many agitations in the last 35
years. They were not against any party or individual but for the benefit of
society and country,” he said, adding “you (Modi) have a vast experience in
power. I am a fakir and don’t have any wealth. I will live and die for the
Hazare also said he had written to Modi on the issue
of Lokpal in August but was still to receive a reply.