New Delhi, Nov 23: L K Advani was today given a standing ovation at the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting here for taking out the 38-day yatra against black money while the MPs were told to expeditiously submit their affidavits stating they have no undisclosed foreign bank accounts.
When the BJP Parliamentary Party met here today, the MPs from both Houses stood up and thumped their desks to applaud the 84-year-old leader's effort during which he had visited 22 states and five union territories.
The meeting also discussed Advani's announcement at the culmination rally of his yatra here on November 20 that every NDA MP from Lok Sabha will give an affidavit to the Speaker stating he/she has no secret bank account abroad.
A similar affidavit will be submitted by the Rajya Sabha MPs to the Chairman of the House in the first week of this session.
The affidavit forms- the format of which was also announced by Advani at the rally- were distributed to the MPs after the meeting.
Deputy Leader of BJP in Lok Sabha Gopinath Munde said the BJP MPs present today will submit the forms to the party while the others will be doing so in a “day-or-two”.
The affidavit is another way of pressurising the government to come out with the names of 700-odd Indians who are supposed to have foreign bank accounts. France had shared a list of names with the Indian government on such Indians having accounts in a HSBC account there.
Sources said a good number of MPs have already submitted the filled forms in the BJP office. Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and her Rajya Sabha counterpart Arun Jaitley will submit the forms to the respective chairs once all the MPs submit the affidavits.
BJP has also moved an adjournment motion in Lok Sabha and suspension of Question Hour in Rajya Sabha to discuss the black money issue.