White paper on black money like a bikini: BJP

The BJP dismissed as 'disappointing' the government's white paper on black money Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Addressing a press conference, BJP leader Jaswant Singh said the white paper was like a 'bikini' which 'hides the essential and reveals the unessential'.

'It is a disappointing document... It is a missed opportunity towards taking a step towards cleansing the country's public life and regenerating vigour in our economy,' he said. 'There is no quantification of black money; it does not give any names; nor does it give steps the government will take to bring the money back,' Singh said.

The government on Monday released the much-awaited white paper on black money, which makes a strong pitch for setting up the Lokpal and Lokayuktas but carries no official estimate of the illicit money stashed by Indians abroad.

The paper quotes figures released by different agencies.
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