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Arvind Kejriwal made Factually Incorrect Statements regarding Changes proposed in Taxation Law, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Kejriwal, in a reference to the amendments in the taxation laws, said on Wednesday that the scheme suggests 50 per cent tax on the black money

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Delhi, November 30, 2016: Reacting to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s statement on the amendments in the taxation law, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday dismissed it as factually incorrect.

Kejriwal, in a reference to the amendments in the taxation laws, said on Wednesday that the scheme suggests 50 per cent tax on the black money.

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“Factually incorrect statements have been made by @ArvindKejriwal in relation to changes proposed in the Taxation Law,” Jaitley said in a tweet.

He further questioned the intention behind Kejriwal’s statements.

“Why should a former IRS officer, @ArvindKejriwal factually misrepresent changes in the Taxation Law,” Jaitley said.

To this, Kejriwal replied making a reference to Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) stating that this has provision of only 10 percent penalty.

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“Sir, earlier there was 200 per cent penalty on black money. Now you have brought PMGKY which has only 10 percent penalty. You and I are saying the same thing,” Kejriwal replied in a tweet.

According to the Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016, the declarant will have to pay a tax of 60 per cent and an additional surcharge of 25 per cent of the tax (i.e. 15 per cent of such income), resulting in a total tax amounting to approximately 75 percent.

“People are telling me they had been cheated. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is saying that take bribe, make black money and we will split it in 50 per cent to make it legal,” Kejriwal asserted while talking to the media in Punjab on Wednesday. (IANS)

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BJP Member Files Defamation Complaint Against Arvind Kejriwal

“The tweet has not only defamed me but crores of other BJP members and the accused cannot be permitted to go scot-free for such an offence,” the complainant said

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Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

A BJP member Rajesh Kumar has filed a defamation complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for tweeting objectional comments against his party men.

The complaint was filed before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, who has listed the matter for a hearing on May 16.

Kumar, who claimed to be convenor of legal cell of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Purvanchal Morcha in Delhi, told the court that he was shocked to see a tweet by Kejriwal saying that BJP members kept roaming around the country and raping Hindu girls.

“The accused (Kejriwal) has successfully dented the reputation of the complainant in particular and his party,” Kumar said in his complaint.

According to Kumar, he came across the tweet on September 30, 2018 and wanted to lodge a complaint immediately, but did not believing that the people would not take it seriously.

Arvind Kejriwal's party seems to be in trouble after the EC recommended disqualification of 20 of its MLAs. Wikimedia commons
Arvind Kejriwal’s party seems to be in trouble after the EC recommended disqualification of 20 of its MLAs. Wikimedia Commons

However, during Hanuman Jayanti celebrations in his society in April, one lady on realising that he was a BJP leader, taunted him citing the tweet.

There were several such incidents when the complainant had to face embarassment due to the “utterly irresponsible and defamatory tweet by Kejriwal, who holds such high position”, said Kumar in his plea.

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“The tweet has not only defamed me but crores of other BJP members and the accused cannot be permitted to go scot-free for such an offence,” the complainant said.

He has requested the court to issue summons against Kejriwal under provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act dealing with defamation and promoting enmity between different groups. (IANS)