Jaitley challenges Congress to name steps taken to curb black money in its 10-year rule

Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day following the Opposition's uproar over the demonetosation issue.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 8, 2016 8:10 pm
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Challenging the Opposition’s uproar in the Lok Sabha against the demonetisation move, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday slammed the Congress for its “inaction” on black money during its 10-year rule from 2004-2014. “Congress was in power from 2004 to 2014, I challenge them to tell about even one step taken to curb black money in the 10 years,” said Jaitley in Lok Sabha.

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He also assured that the situation would get back to normal in time and that the government was trying to solve all the problems. “PM has said that till December 30th, the situation will be back to normal and we’re trying to solve all problems,” said the Finance Minister.

Following the uproar over the issue of demonetisation on Thursday, the Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day. On the Parliament getting stalled over demonetisation repeatedly, Arun Jaitley, through a Facebook post on Monday, said that Congress and Trinamool Congress were indulging in “competitive obstructionism”.

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    indian
    Dec 8, 2016 at 6:45 pm
    Congres curbing black money? They were the ones stealing money!
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      Barb Dewyre
      Dec 8, 2016 at 8:28 pm
      I'm glad you mentioned "without prejudice" or else I would have labelled you as a bhakt. Anyway, I thought Amritsar was a safe consuency and this corrupt nationalist couldn't even win from there. You may be aware that in his long tenure in politics, he is yet to win an election so the only thing nationalist about him is his black money of which he spent 55 crores on his daughter's wedding this year.
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        Barb Dewyre
        Dec 8, 2016 at 11:05 am
        Jaitley, I challenge you to win one election, time and place of your choice.
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          Lolan
          Dec 8, 2016 at 11:14 am
          Just select a safe seat like Yechury, Sibbal, Singhvis, Karat,and all other backdoor specialists do
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            Ind
            Dec 9, 2016 at 3:54 am
            Killing minorities and Dalits, is the best thing you could do for the nation? Is patriotism=hatred and violence against the marginalised?
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              Surjit
              Dec 8, 2016 at 5:44 pm
              The scamsters, Cons who looted and thus created black money, are the ones crying the most. They are trying their best to see demonetization does not succeed, for not only would they loose all that they have amed, but not be able to create anymore in future. These 'dhrohees' need to be fought tooth and nail!
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                Mathura
                Dec 8, 2016 at 2:28 pm
                Jaitely should answer why he / his part did not allowed Congress GST and aadhaar schemes to come through parliament when his party was opposing when in opposition which now they are claiming as theirs.
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                  Ashoke
                  Dec 8, 2016 at 4:35 pm
                  Only fools implement demonetisation to eradicate corruption.
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                    aks
                    Dec 8, 2016 at 1:10 pm
                    He is right. Congress is the mother of all the corruption and has looted the country through countless scams.
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