The fall in the value of Rupee and the rise in the Indians’ money in the Swiss bank has unleashed the criticism of the Opposition on the Modi government.
And now Kerala Chief Minister too, slams the Center.
Reacting to media reports that money parked by Indians in Swiss banks rose over 50% last year, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday demanded an apology from the BJP-led NDA government for all the “pain” caused due to demonetization.
“With the money stashed away by Indians in Swiss banks rising by 50% in 2017 compared with previous years, the demonetization exercise by the Centre stands thoroughly exposed. There was no gain for all that pain. This govt owes people an apology,” Vijayan tweeted.
Money deposited by Indians in Swiss banks rose over 50 %to CHF 1.01 billion (Rs 7,000 crore) in 2017, reversing a three-year downward trend amid India’s clampdown on suspected black money stashed there.
Rise of Indian money in Swiss banks not surprising: Yechury
Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said while Indian money in Swiss banks rose, the Centre wrote off the corporate world’s unpaid loans worth lakhs of crores and allowed them to flee after looting public money.
The CPI(M) general secretary said the prime minister had no intention to honour the promises made by him in 2014.
“Indian money in Swiss banks rises 50% to over Rs 7,000 crore in 2017: a fraction of Indian Black Money in Switzerland. Modi govt writes off lakhs of crores of unpaid loans of crony corporates, businessmen flee India after looting public money under his watch; this data is no surprise,” Yechury tweeted.
From falsifying history to making new promises, ‘Jumlaman’ has no time or intention to remember the tall promises he made in 2014…from depositing Rs 15 lakh in each bank account to making rupee stronger to doubling farmers’ income, he has only insulted & humiliated us Indians #BlackDays, he said.
CPI’s D Raja seeks explanation from Modi govt
CPI leader D Raja sought an explanation from the Modi government on how such a rise of Indian money in the Swiss banks happened.
“Modi had promised to get back the black money stashed in Swiss banks. He did not keep his promise. Now, there is a rise of Indian money in the Swiss banks. The Modi government should give an explanation on how it is happening,” he told PTI.
Indian money in Swiss banks rise to Rs 7,000 crore
According to the official annual data released by the Swiss National Bank (SNB), the central banking authority of the Alpine nation, money parked by Indians in Swiss banks rose over 50% to CHF 1.01 billion (Rs 7,000 crore) in 2017, reversing a three-year downward trend amid India’s clampdown on suspected black money stashed there.
In comparison, the total funds held by all foreign clients of Swiss banks rose about 3% to CHF 1.46 trillion or about Rs 100 lakh crore in 2017, it said.
The surge in Indian money held with Swiss banks comes as a surprise given India’s continuing clampdown on suspected black money stashed abroad, including in banks of Switzerland that used to be known for their famed secrecy walls for years.
The Indian money in Swiss banks had fallen by 45% in 2016, marking their biggest ever yearly plunge, to CHF 676 million (about Rs 4,500 crore) — the lowest ever since the European nation began making the data public in 1987.