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This is Cong party's Nawaz Sharif moment: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP today took a dig at the over charge sheets filed against former Union minister P Chidambaram's family, with wondering if this was the party's "moment".

The was referring to the Pakistan Supreme Court's decision disqualifying its former from holding office because of non-disclosure of assets and income earned abroad.

The parallels cannot be missed out in this case. I am wondering if for party in India, we are seeing the moment," she told reporters here.

The on May 11 filed charge sheets against Chidambaram's wife Nalini, son Karti, and a firm under the Black Money Act for allegedly not disclosing their foreign assets.

Sitharaman asked if Congress would investigate the issue involving his party's

The Congress party president, incidentally who is also out on bail on some financial transactions which are questionable, should certainly comment and tell the entire party and people of whether he is going to investigate this, she said.

She pointed out that the had disqualified Sharif from holding office because of not disclosing assets held in foreign countries.

Sitharaman said the law on black money was brought in by the because it had pledged to fight black money held in and abroad before the last elections.

The charge sheets or prosecution complaints have been filed by the IT department before a special court in Chennai under Section 50 of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015, officials had said.

Chidambaram, and and a firm linked to have been accused of not disclosing, either partly or fully, immovable assets such as one at Barton, Cambridge, UK, worth Rs 5.37 crore, property worth Rs 80 lakh in the same country and assets worth Rs 3.28 crore in the US.

The family of the former minister had said the (ITD) charge sheets against them under the were "baseless allegations" as the overseas investments under question had been reflected in their IT returns.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 17:20 IST
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