Centre trying to intimidate opponents: Sharad Pawar on Income tax notice
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Pawar has received an income tax notice. On giving this notice by the Central Board of Direct Taxes, the Election Commission has said that it did not give instructions to do so.
New Delhi: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Pawar has received an income tax notice. On giving this notice by the Central Board of Direct Taxes, the Election Commission has said that it did not give instructions to do so.
The Commission said that this notice has been sent by the Income Tax Department. Earlier, Sharad Pawar said on Tuesday that the Income Tax Department has sent a notice to the Election Commission in connection with the election affidavits submitted by him.
Election commission doesn't issue any notice:
The commission said in its statement that 'it has been reported in some sections of the media that an income tax notice has been issued to Member of Parliament Sharad Pawar on the instructions of the Election Commission of India. The Election Commission of India has not issued any such directive to CBDT to issue notice to Pawar. '
On Tuesday, Pawar told reporters in Mumbai that the Income Tax Department had asked him for 'clarification' in relation to some election affidavits given by him. He said, "I received notice yesterday. We are happy that he (CENTRE), of all the members, loves us. The Income Tax Department issued a notice when asked by the Election Commission to do so. We will respond to the notice. '
Pawar was replying to a question about the news. It states that the Income Tax Department has sent a similar notice to his daughter and Lok Sabha member Supriya Sule. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray also in list.
Supporting eight suspended members of the Rajya Sabha over the controversial agricultural bills, Pawar said the central government is trying to intimidate opponents through tax notices.