Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley Tuesday took a dig at Central Excise Intelligence notice to BJP’s Chandigarh unit for allegedly collecting entry fee through tickets despite the fact that “Chandigarh unit of the BJP has not organised any rally of Narendra Modi as yet”.
“The UPA government has now invented a new curious method, which it hopes can tackle him (Narendra Modi). Absurd that it may sound, they now propose to tax Modi’s rallies. Considering the mammoth crowds who gather to listen to Narendra Modi all over the country, this can be Finance Minister’s faint hope of augmenting his otherwise depleting revenue,” Jaitley said in an article on his website.
The senior BJP leader sought to suggest this as part of Congress’ “desperation” over Modi and consequent attempts to harass him.