The Candid Eye

April 19, 2009

EC blocks BJP ad on dirty money – Another Dirty Sycophant of Congress!!

It is national shame that EC which is supposed to be unbiased and neutral in its stand,has blocked this attempt to create awareness among people.Thus EC is attempting to keep people of India ignorant.Not many people realise the necessity to bring back the black money if it is not shown in TV.The impact is less when compared with newspapers.By doing so, the EC has violated the freedom of expression.Here is news excerpts.Source : TOI.

BJP on Saturday looked all set to raise its ante higher on its theme for bringing back the black money stashed by Indians abroad after BJP leader L K Advani addresses a media gathering. The Election Commission restrained it from showing a 15-second audio visual spot that was produced to be part of the party’s campaign. 

Party sources said that the EC declined the party the permission to run the clip on television and on other visual media, on the ground that the shot of a “foreigner” receiving a briefcase from supposedly a corrupt Indian was not in good taste. But that is what the truth is.When did Switzerland and India become one?FYI..People in Swiss & Liechestein are white in color.This commercial is about Indian Money in the hands of Swiss bank authorities.Isn’t it?Oh..Are you coming to say that the receiver also has to be an Indian.May be Sonia can do that role?She has become an Indian now.What do you say?

Those involved in making the film, however, alleged a hidden agenda, saying that the `foreigner’ was integral to the theme of money being spirited away by the corrupt in the country. Source said that the party was completely baffled by the decision and was planning to take up the issue. Eversince the black money issue has been raised in the G20, the congress honchos have been suffering nervous breakdown.It is no wonder, Naveen Chawla being a sycophant of congress, has objected to this.But the treatment for his nervous breakdown is, he has to sever ties with congress honchos.Is it too much to ask, Chawla?

The film on black money was one of the five 15-second spots that had been submitted to the EC for approval as campaign material to be launched by the party in the second phase of elections. As P Chidambaram has done U turn on Kandahar issue, the EC has done the same thing.Are you guys compaigning for congress under the garb of EC?Can you be more sane?

BJP has been raising the issue of repatriation of black money stacked away abroad in Swiss banks and other tax havens, at a time when an international consensus has emerged favouring disclosure of identity of those having secret accounts with Swiss banks and in tax havens, and for repatriating the money back to the countries hard hit by the economic slump. When other countries are looking out for ways to get their people’s money back, here in India, our EC is objecting to create awareness among masses.Sonia and Congress will be very happy to keep the people of India in perpetual poverty.

BJP’s campaign plank has attracted an angry response from Congress which has tried to mock the party by referring to the allegations of corruption against party leaders. Congress has accused the party of indulging in gimmickry, and said that bringing money back would not be possible except in specific cases where the request was backed by specific evidence. 

That has, however, not deterred the BJP, particularly L K Advani who on Friday substantiated his case by releasing documents. While BJP’s prime ministerial candidate led the campaign on black money repatriation, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi kept up the momentum by holding a opinion poll on the issue in every Lok Sabha constituency in the state last week. Has any other congress neta done this?Will Karunanidhi,Lalu,Mulayam,Mayawati,Arjun Singh dare to do this?

Advani has been speaking about the issue at each one of about 70 campaign rallies he has addressed so far, to ensure the issue does not die out. 

Meanwhile, the CPM on Saturday questioned Advani’s promise to bring back black money from foreign banks, charging the erstwhile NDA government with diluting relevant laws and making way for money being illegally transferred out of India to tax havens. Is CPM not aware that Congress has ruined (Misnomer:ruled) this country for 60 years and the most of the money was stashed away before the NDA period?Are you guys real communists?


  1. Waah Shabash! After the office of the president and the PM, EC has become another tool of Sonia Maino Gandhi

    Comment by Vinay Subrahmanya — April 19, 2009 @ 1:56 PM | Reply

  2. exactly in congress rule, u need to think good about them,say good about them n if not then you are slamed by them…we need change,we need bhajpa…a decisive non polarised government!!

    Comment by aditi — April 27, 2009 @ 11:35 AM | Reply

  3. i loved the advertising strategy of bjp where no patriarchy is involved great work done..and gave a message that it will be one man army!

    Comment by aditi vats — April 27, 2009 @ 11:37 AM | Reply

  4. @Aditi
    Not only that, Also you need to spit venom on opposition without any reasons.

    Comment by thecandideye — April 27, 2009 @ 6:06 PM | Reply

  5. This is imp mail, a reply from a Swiss banking association to query sent by an uncle of mine.You should hear him, U will LOL
    Read my analysis below

    Subject: AW: swiss bank
    Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:06:36 +0200
    From: James.Nason@SBA.CH

    Dear Mr. Mitra,

    Many thanks for your mail of 30 April 2009.

    We have had many inquiries from India concerning a report we are supposed to have issued in 2006 with the amount of funds Indian citizens have with Swiss banks. I believe this canard was originally launched in a report broadcast by CNN-IBN around April 2008, but I have not been able to confirm this.

    I would like to make it clear that the Swiss Bankers Association has never issued a report with figures about the funds of Indian clients at Swiss banks. We simply do not have such figures. In the run-up to the current elections in India I note that some incredible figures were bandied about in the Indian media as though they were gospel truth. In fact, any figures mentioned in this context are at best pure speculation, and at worst pure fantasy. Nobody has explained the methodology used to obtain the figures now being thrown around.

    We take all our statistics from the Swiss National Bank (Switzerland’s central bank ). The Swiss National Bank’s figures about assets under management (actually the value of securities held in custody accounts) in Switzerland are not broken down according to the nationality of clients. There is a country-by-country breakdown of the balance sheet assets and liabilities of Swiss banks (which is something entirely different), but these figures would include government, central bank, commercial bank, corporate and commercial assets and liablilties and not just private client money. Contrary to what some journalists and commentators have alleged, this has absolutely nothing to do with Switzerland’s bank-client confidentiality law; it’s simply the way the Swiss central bank collates and presents the statistics.

    May I take this opportunity to ask you a question? Is the fuss about what is being called “black money” due to the fact that the money has been illegally acquired (e.g. from corruption or other crime) or to the fact that it has been illegally transferred abroad? If the money is being transferred abroad illegally, why do the authorities not stop Indian banks from making international wire transfers of funds? I can’t imagine money is being sent abroad by carrier pigeon – it must be going through the banking system.

    Many thanks and kind regards,

    James Nason
    Head of International Communications
    Swiss Bankers Association (SBA)
    Aeschenplatz 7, P.O. Box, 4002 Basel, Switzerland
    Tel. + 41 61 295 93 93
    Fax + 41 61 272 53 82

    MY ANALYSIS to my uncle

    Dear Kaku

    People are also talking about the Swiss banks.
    1)The Supreme court is dissatisfied by the centre’s affidavit to the PIL on black money in Swiss banks. The apex court was given a sealed document along with the affidavit by the centre. The court believes that hardly anything has been done.and given them till July.
    2)Congress is upset things kept coming up this late, they should have been alert, just as in the case of 26/11.
    God willing things will change till July.
    3)The Congress Govt figure Reema Khan’s 72000 crore account were part of the open details given by the centre in this same PIL case, as some work done on the Swiss bank black money. You still need proof or u do not believe Congress & its Govt.or you would believe the flip flop of the Swiss association who are still living of blood money from the Nazis. By the way many of those Nazis still have Interpol red corner notices without trial since World War II.
    4)Pl ask the naive (sic) Mr Nason he has not heard of arms deals , govt contracts,export frauds arms and the Swiss banks accept cash money.HOW innocent he missed that one.
    5)Nason say” There is a country-by-country breakdown of the balance sheet assets and liabilities of Swiss banks (which is something entirely different), but these figures would include government, central bank, commercial bank, corporate and commercial assets and liabilities and not just private client money”
    The world highest deposits in Swiss banks $ 145 trillion are Indian nationality, more than USA, UK,China, all Europeans countries,Saudis, Arabs states,even the Russian and their Mafia. .$ 145 trillion belonging to Indian govt, RBI, Indian banks, Indian corporates lie in Swiss Banks.You would like to believe that.they have special interest rates for INDIANs!!!!!
    I have forwarded your note from Nason to Jethmalani and entire blogs following this issue.MR Nason would have to hole up in the Alps

    Comment by Kaushik Saha — May 4, 2009 @ 7:40 PM | Reply

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