Can't make Indian names linked with Paradise papers  public: Goyal
Can't make Indian names linked with Paradise papers public: Goyal
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Can't make Indian names linked with Paradise papers public: Goyal

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Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said transparency has become the 'unique identity' of Narendra Modi government which has taken such strict steps against black-money, black-marketing and corruption in its tenure of last three and a half years which were unprecedented in the history of the nation.

He also said the government was ensuring investigation of all the 714 Indians linked with Paradise Papers leak but could not make the names public at its own, owing to international relationship protocols.

Goyal said Congress which was submerged in corruptions and scams during its rule was now questioning the BJP. 'Congress can't name even two proper steps it had taken against black money during its regime. On the other hand our government has taken unprecedented steps against black money, black marketing and corruption. It was working on the suggestions of the SIT in a transparent manner. In fact transparency has become a unique identity of our government,' he said.

He said the government had ordered an enquiry into earlier Panama paper leaks and now each of the 714 Indians linked with recent Paradise papers leaks regarding investment in foreign firms would be interrogated. But one should not be taken as culprit only owing to his name being in Paradise papers.

'I am surprised that a senior Congress leader who was finance minister for 10 years was saying that the government should make the names public. The government can't do that as it will affect the cooperation with other countries. This can't be done as per international protocols,' he said. He, however, said if someone moves to a court and if its finds it proper, it might order to make the names public.

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