Ravi Shankar Prasad slams Rahul Gandhi for accusing govt of helping black money hoarders

The Union Minister asked the Congress leader to give such a statement inside Parliament.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: December 1, 2016 11:59 am
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Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for accusing the government of helping black money hoarders with the amendment to I-T law, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today asked the Congress leader to give such a statement inside Parliament and wondered whether his party is “interested in debate or rules of debate”. “Rahul Gandhi can say these things inside the House also. Why is he shying away from the debate? Why? If he is more comfortable reading his statement, read that also. But after so many days, today they walked in and they walked out, walked out and walked in.

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“Are they interested in the debate or rules of the debate,” he said outside Parliament.

Opposition parties, including Congress, are demanding the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the entire discussion on demonetisation and have sought a debate under rule 56 which entails voting.

Taking a dig at the demand for discussion under rule 56, Prasad said, “As far as voting part is concerned, there is the country’s mandate… BJP swept in Gujarat, did so well in Maharashtra, Assam and Madhya Pradesh. They lost in Bengal and Tripura….come and have a debate,” he said.

Earlier, Gandhi said the amendment to the Income Tax law, passed in Lok Sabha yesterday, would allegedly help black money hoarders with half of the unaccounted cash now be returned to them.

The government has given 50 per cent of the black money back to hoarders, he said.

The Taxation Laws (2nd Amendment) Bill provide a window to legalise black money after paying tax on the amount post-demonetisation. As per the bill, those who disclose black money to banks will have to pay 50 per cent tax, including surcharge and penalty.

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  1. R
    Nov 30, 2016 at 2:26 pm
    Let him think twice before what he says, when he boast as national leader. AS per the amdendments proposed, a person can have only 25% of the money available for immediate use and remianing 25% can be used after 4 years with Zero % interest. Please somebody teach him the basic maths as 50% will to income tax. With this one single master stroke government will give whopping around INR 50,000 crores tax free money in their kitty and payable after 4 Years which can be used for infrastructure projects.
  2. D
    Deeply Concerned
    Nov 30, 2016 at 2:31 pm
    Hahaha!!! When Modi can talk whatever he wants outside the parliament, why can't Rahul ??
  3. D
    Deeply Concerned
    Nov 30, 2016 at 2:38 pm
    Shame on the govt that cannot generate income but conduct an ORGANIZED LOOT in the name of fight against black money. even pension and provident fund has not been spared by this bunch of illeterate who have been given the responsibility of running the Govt, but they ended in ruining the economy and destro years of struggle of common man. The number of suicides and crime is going to increase dramatically in the next few months, when people dont have money for even buying small things.
  4. D
    d sahu
    Nov 30, 2016 at 2:25 pm
    what Mr khadge doing in parliament.loud voice but no effect.as a leader he must ert himself to run the parliament.watching the proceedings and observing the conducts of people like Mr khadge,R hi,GN Ajad,S yadav,Ms Mayavati,Asharma,Tiwary,Agarwal,Yechury etc give so much pain.we are spending so much money for these MPs and they r wasting hrs n behaving so badly in Parliament.
  5. E
    Ekalabya Talukadr
    Nov 30, 2016 at 1:33 pm
    08 Nov 216 was the day for the IMANDAR and POORSlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;From 29 Nov 2016 Again the days for BAIMANS and FRENDSlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;BOTH ARE HAPPYlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;WHAT A IDEAlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;.
  6. K
    Kuntal Bhattacharjya
    Nov 30, 2016 at 1:13 pm
    Infact bjp leaders are master in off perlt speaking . Pm speaks every where except perlt. So it's quite natural that mr rs prasad will be frustrated about rg . Bjp people today things that every statements are none but their right and if others do it's antinationale .lt;br/gt;Giving 50% rebate indicates aim of demonetisation note achieved and only few 500/1000 notes were black besides few fake . Only commoners pure money were blocked and Then where goes the black money ?? lt;br/gt;Answer RG's question rather insulting him . He has the right .
  7. M
    Nov 30, 2016 at 3:22 pm
    Thi Lolly Pappu has to be put behind bars then only he will behave properly.
  8. M
    Nov 30, 2016 at 1:33 pm
    Can somebody please explain our prince the meaning of black money( he may be thinking that it really looks black!)
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