Will bring back black money, says AAP

The AAP Thursday released its manifesto for the Lok Sabha election, promising to bring back black money stashed abroad and clarifying it was not against FDI in principle.

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal told the media here: “There should be political will to bring back black money stashed abroad.”

He said the flow of black money, especially during elections, can be curbed by scrapping an income tax provision that people donating less than Rs. 20,000 to a political party need not furnish their details.

“The parties will have to put all the details of their donors on the web site even if the donation amounts to Re. 1; all expenses incurred by leaders during elections will have to be declared as well.”

On foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, the AAP leader said: “We are not against FDI in principle but are opposing it sector wise.”

The AAP had banned FDI in retail trade when it came to power in Delhi in December. Its government collapsed after 49 days.

Kejriwal said the AAP will not tolerate “cross border terrorism” but at the same time wished to maintain “cordial and friendly relations” with all countries.

The manifesto promised to reform the country’s education system and bring in better health facilities and political accountability.

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