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Black money, a farce: Rahul


New Delhi : Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused the government of enacting a farce of demonetisation as a war against black money and then giving 50% of the black money to the hoarders through a Bill passed without debate in the Lok Sabha on the previous day.

He said the Taxation Laws Bill hurriedly brought on Monday and passed on Tuesday is to provide a window to legalise the black money deposited in banks after the demonetisation instead of the government confiscating the entire unaccounted cash.

How can the government resort to turn the culprits” black money into white, he asked.

The Congress sources said the party leaders are also consulting other parties for a joint deputation to President Pranab Mukherjee to complain against Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for not even waiting for his views on the amendments moved by the Opposition members and rejecting them outright on the ground that his recommendation as mandatory had not reached and she cannot hold up the Bill of such an urgency.