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After 'Make in India', Govt launches 'Save in Switzerland' campaign

18, Oct 2014 By Rajesh Turlapati

New Delhi. Inspired by PM Modi’s ‘Make in India’ campaign, the government today launched their prestigious pet project ‘Save in Switzerland’, with an aim to move all the country’s assets to Switzerland banks. As part of the project, the BJP led government earlier told Supreme Court that they could not disclose names of foreign account holders with black money till chargesheets were filed in the court.

“Today we have launched ‘Save in Switzerland’ campaign. We want everyone to support this campaign by opening an account in Swiss bank on their driver’s or butler’s name. We have nominated 9 people in the country for the ‘Swiss account’ challenge to start with, who will receive Swiss bank applications in next 2 days. Ram Jethmalani and Kejriwal are among the 9 members,” revealed BJP’s spokesperson .

Poster of the new initiative by BJP govt.
Poster of the new initiative by BJP govt.

“I also want all the journalists and Arnab Goswami to join this campaign and make it successful,” he added.

Congress leaders were seen celebrating publicly after the announcement. Robert Vadra announced his complete unconditional support for the campaign and nominated his wife Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for the ‘Swiss account’ challenge.

However, Shashi Tharoor who tweeted in support of ‘Save in Switzerland’ campaign was suspended from Congress. The Party refused to explain why it was done.

Political leaders all across India were seen supporting ‘Swiss account’ challenge. There were rumours that Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi, A Raja, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Y.S Jagan Reddy have nominated themselves to ‘Swiss account’ challenge. Some of the leaders even recorded a video of filling Swiss bank application and posted in YouTube and Facebook.

Reports from AAP office suggest that Kejriwal had accepted the challenge and wrote a letter to Swiss bank and requested to open a locker to keep his muffler and cough medicines safe. However, Swiss bank immediately rejected the request and filed a defamation case against Kejriwal. With this case, Kejriwal set a new Guinness record with 10,000 defamation cases filed against him.

Meanwhile, in old Delhi, AAP leader Somnath Bharti had got arrested on charge of being racist after using word ‘Black money’ while protesting in front of BJP office.