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The new IT Bill is nothing but Paytm (Pay to Modi) Bill: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress Vice President in a brief interaction with the media said that it amounted to Pay To Modi only with no substance in the provisions worth mentioning. Rahul also lambasted the government for being disrespectful to those who were martyred in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday

Sanjay Bhatnagar

Sanjay BhatnagarBy Sanjay Bhatnagar

Published on 30 Nov 2016 7:16 AM GMT

The new IT Bill is nothing but Paytm (Pay to Modi) Bill: Rahul Gandhi
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New Delhi: In a fresh banter, the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday ridiculed the Income Tax (amendment) Bill saying it was 'PayTM' (pay to Modi) bill.

Rahul made the remark after Lok Sabha was adjourned following din in the House over opposition reservation to the bill. The opposition had come down heavily on the provisions of the Bill and even termed it as 50-50 black money scheme.

The Congress Vice President in a brief interaction with the media said that it amounted to Pay To Modi only with no substance in the provisions worth mentioning. Rahul also lambasted the government for being disrespectful to those who were martyred in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

The Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, however, made it clear that the obituary to the soldiers was not paid in the House because the encounter was still going on and the government was yet to receive full information.

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Earlier, the opposition continued to create ruckus in both the Houses of the parliament on Wednesday which prompted the respective chairs to adjourn the Houses.

Congress, Samajwadi Party, BSP, TMC , RJD, JD(U), NCP, Left Parties and DMK were one in Lok Sabha to oppose the new Bill and even discarded suggestion from the treasury benches to have discussion on this. The opposition indicated to take the matter to the President of India.

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The BJP member Anant Kumar appealed to the agitated opposition to allow the proceedings to take place and have useful discussion. He said the Finance Ministry had already said that the provisions of the Bill clearly aimed at checking the flow of black money in the country.

Sanjay Bhatnagar

Sanjay Bhatnagar

Writer is a bi-lingual journalist with experience of about three decades in print media before switching over to digital media. He is a political commentator and covered many political events in India and abroad.

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