Finance Minister Arun Jaitley took to Facebook Thursday to attack the Congress leadership for stalling Parliament, writing that “India has never accepted the diktat that the queen is not answerable to the law”.
In his post, Jaitley countered the Congress’s allegation about “political vendetta” being behind the court summons to Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case. Jaitley accused the Congress of “Goebbelsian propaganda” and wrote that “the government, so far, has not taken any punitive action” and that the ED has not issued any notice to the Congress leaders.
The Congress has to fight its battle legally, he added. “But the results of legal battles are always uncertain. The Congress is therefore, crying foul and calling it political vendetta…,” he wrote. “There is equality before the law. No one is above the law. India has never accepted the diktat that the queen is not answerable to the law.”
About the Herald case, the finance minister alleged that the Congress had acquired valuable properties without spending anything. “The facts are clear. By a series of financial transactions, the leaders of the Congress party created ‘Chakravyuh’ for themselves,” he wrote. “They have used tax exempted income for a non-exempted purpose. They have transferred the income of a political party to a real estate company. They have created huge taxable income in favour of the real estate company…”
He accused the Congress of disturbing Parliament and preventing legislative activity over an issue in which “the government cannot help them nor can Parliament”. “By disrupting democracy, the financial web created by the Congress leaders cannot be undone,” he wrote.