The application added that during proceedings, the questions put to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was “ex-facie abusive and defamatory”.
“The reason behind this is that he has spoken a lie. He has gone and said that he has not given me any instructions. He had given me instructions, I had recorded it… I have told him that I am no longer appearing,” said Ram Jethmalani.
“In every case, we have found…these are not issues under the motion of Rule 267 and therefore, it is a practice which is being grossly abused. Therefore, the Chair must also be guided by a principle that you can’t have a Zero Hour run only for the benefit of television cameras,” said Arun Jaitley.
Rajya Sabha was rocked by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s remark that the Opposition was misusing adjournment notices for publicity. BJP MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe tells The Indian Express that there should be a way to block those who raise meaningless point of orders, preventing many from raising genuine issues.
The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday witnessed acrimonious scenes and three adjournments in the pre-lunch session over Leader of the House Arun Jaitley’s remarks that adjournment notices were being “grossly abused” for publicity. Trouble started soon after the House met for the day at 11 am when Congress leader Anand Sharma wanted to raise an issue under […]
The five other AAP leaders accused in the first defamation case are Raghav Chadha, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh and Deepak Bajpai.
The Delhi HC have asked chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to pay a cost of Rs 10,000 for failure to file a response on second defamation suit filed by Union Minister Arun Jaitley against him. The court asked Kejriwal not to put scandalous questions during his cross- examination.
“I have quit the case of Arvind Kejriwal. He should release letter which I sent to him,” news agency ANI quoted Ram Jehtmalani as saying.
According to the CAG Compliance Report tabled in Parliament last week, in March 2013, stock of 50 per cent of ammunition types (85 out of 170) was adequate for less than 10 days of war.
In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “The number of companies with outstanding corporate tax dues of Rs 500 crore or more is 132 as on March 31, 2017, involving total dues of Rs 3,38,098 crore.”
On the anti-evasion measures taken by the government, Arun Jaitley said linking of taxpayer’s permanent account number (PAN) with biometric identifier Aadhaar is aimed at preventing tax evasion using multiple PANs. Also, a watch is being kept on the nature of expenditure and if it is compliant with declared income of assessee.
Describing Pranab Mukherjee’s transformation from a senior Minister to a President as “exemplary”, Jaitley said he had won many admirers and his stature grew with each passing day.
Post-merger all refining units of ONGC will be accumulated under HPCL, making it India’s third largest oil refiner after Indian Oil Corp (IOC) and Reliance Industries, Pradhan said.
“For seventy years — we have to honestly introspect and that is a problem that I am grappling with right now — for seventy years, India’s democracy has been funded by invisible money, Elected representatives, governments, political parties, Parliaments. And I must say that the Election Commission completely failed in checking it,” Jaitley said
Demonetisation helped in curbing round tripping of corrupt and black money,” Jaitley said.