"The government has given back 50% of the black money to thieves," he said.

Income tax amendments help people with black money Rahul GandhiFile photo
news Politics Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 14:32

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the amendments in income tax rules were aimed at helping people with black money.

Speaking to journalists after the adjournment of the Lok Sabha over the tax bill, Gandhi said: "The government has given back 50% of the black money to thieves."

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the amended income tax law bill by voice vote to facilitate a levy of 60% tax on undisclosed income or investment or cash deposited in banks after demonetisation. 

Gandhi also said it was for the first time that Parliament did not pay respects to "martyred" soldiers as no obituary reference was made in the Lok Sabha for the army men who were killed in a terror attack near Jammu city.

"Today, probably for the first time, we did not pay respect to the soldiers who were martyred. So, our party with (other) opposition parties walked out of (the Lok Sabha)," Gandhi said.

He was speaking to the media after the house was adjourned following ruckus over the demand for tributes to the army men killed in the attack at an army base in Nagrota town, 15 km from Jammu.

The attack left seven army men, including two officers, dead.

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