NEW DELHI: Noted advocate and former BJP leader Ram Jethmalani met anti corruption crusader Anna Hazare today to discuss the issue of black money, which the saffron party had promised to bring back once it came to power.
Lashing out at the government, Jethmalani said that the government was not serious about bringing back black money stashed abroad.
"My motive to meet Anna Hazare was that it seems from the government's statement that they have no intention to bring black money. And since I have been a leader in this movement, it is my duty to discuss this with him," Jethmalani said after his meeting with Hazare at the new Maharashtra Sadan.
However, Jethmalani refused to divulge what transpired in meeting.
"You ask him (Hazare) about this. It would be breach of confidence for me to tell you what he replied. What is our strategy is not to share with enemies," Jethmalani added.
When he was asked about the issue of black money, the senior advocate said, "Government is not serious to bring it back."
Earlier in the day, Hazare lashed out at the Centre for trying to mislead people over the issue of black money.
"He (Narendra Modi) claimed that black money will be brought back to the country and every bank account will receive Rs 15 lakh, but people haven't even received Rs 15 since last nine months," Hazare said.