The former finance minister said the erstwhile Congress-led UPA-2 dispensation had acquired a reputation for “many many corrupt deeds” at the fag end of its tenure.
The matter relates to the petitioners claiming exemption of entire income from sale of coffee and pepper from their estate in Coorg in Karnataka in 2008-09 as agricultural income under section 10(1) of the Income Tax Act, which was allowed then.
Chidambaram said the government will be forced to heed the advice of the opposition and experts due to the Gujarat assembly elections next month.
In a series of tweets, former union finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram asked whether anyone can deny the loss of lives due to demonetisation. “Can any one deny lives were lost, small businesses closed and jobs were lost?,” he asked.
The former Union Finance Minister also denied Modi’s claim that the Congress couldn’t digest the NDA government’s achievement over surgical strikes.
In a small reference to the forthcoming polls in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he gets the feeling that the people of Karnataka are impatient for the polls.
Word is that Chandrakant Patil’s office had sensed a potential challenge from former CM Narayan Rane, who is to be inducted in the cabinet, resulting in the rearguard action
Jaitley, who was in Shimla on Sunday to release the BJP’s vision document for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh elections, accused the Congress of contradictions.
Criticising Chidambaram’s stance on Kashmir, he said, “Yesterday’s statement of a Congress leader on Kashmir clearly shows how the party feels on surgical strikes & bravery of our Army.”
Congress seeks to differ from ‘opinion of individual’, BJP slams former finance minister P Chidambaram.
The Union minister said it was shameful that Chidambaram made the comments in Gujarat, the birthplace of Sardar Patel, who dedicated his life for the unity and prosperity of India
P Chidambaram said there is nothing like black money, but a “shadow economy” that operated in India. By “shadow economy”, Chidambaram said he meant income that escaped the tax system
Speaking at Rajkot, Chidambaram said: “Must consider areas to give autonomy to J&K. It’ll remain part of India but will have larger powers as promised under Article 370.”
P Chidambaram said, “Indian economy grew 8.5 per cent between 2004 and 2009, which is the best ever rate in India so far. But it has slowed down terribly since 2014.”
“BJP demands deletion of dialogues in ‘Mersal’. Imagine the consequences if ‘Parasakthi’ was released today,” Chidambaram tweeted.