Rahul, however, said that he stood by his statement in Parliament. “Let them deny if they want. He (Macron) said that before me. I was there, Anand Sharma and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were also there,” he said.
Jaitley also accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi of trivialising the no-confidence motion debate while stressing that “facts are always sacrosanct”.
Jaitley’s remarks were directed towards the emotional outburst of Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy, who on Sunday had equated the burden of carrying the weight of a coalition government to ‘swallowing poison’ like Lord Shiva.
In his Facebook post, Arun Jaitley credited PM Modi for nation’s development saying that he has ‘shaken the traditional thinking process’ and has made it possible that rural parts of the country get ‘first right of resources’.
If Delhi has no police powers, it cannot set up investigative agency to investigate crimes as had been done in the past,” Jaitley wrote in a Facebook note.
Arun Jaitley on Twitter also lashed out at the Congress and Rahul Gandhi for preaching the idea of single slab GST across the country.
July 1, 2018 marks one year of the launch of Goods and Service Tax in India. The policy aims to streamline the taxation structure in the country by doing away with various taxes imposed by states and Centre and introducing a unified tax system.
A war of words has ensued between BJP and Congress after it was reported that money parked by Indians in Swiss banks rose over 50 per cent to CHF 1.01 billion (Rs 7,000 crore) in 2017, reversing a three-year downward trend amid India’s clampdown on suspected black money stashed there.
The union minister, who could not attend the inauguration due to medical reasons, spoke at the event through video conferencing.
Yechury alleged that the then RSS chief’s letters pledging support to Indira Gandhi and pleading for release during the Emergency were recorded in history.
“India’s Left parties have always been a puzzle to me. The CPI was an unashamed supporter of the Emergency. Its political line was that Emergency was a war on fascism,”Jaitley said.
Arun Jaitley: “The security forces were being asked to disobey illegal orders and, therefore, in the larger interest of the nation, India had to become a ‘disciplined democracy’.”
Jaitley, whose second blog of a three-part series coincided with the 43rd anniversary of imposition of the Emergency, claimed that unlike the German dictator, Indira proceeded to transform India into a “dynastic democracy”.
He said that since the war with Pakistan in 1971, India was already in a declared stage of emergency under Article 352 of the Constitution on account of external aggression, and that there was no need to declare a second Emergency.
On June 25, 1975, Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency across the country citing that security of India was threatened by internal disturbance. When the Emergency was in force, Indira assumed draconian powers and crushed all dissent.