BJP blasts Congress, other parties over demonetisation

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday hit out at the Congress and other parties opposed to demonetisation for disrupting Parliament and misleading people of the country.

In an official release, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) attacked the Congress and the opposition parties for their “irresponsible statements” and “anti-development stand”.

“The Congress and (its Vice President) Rahul Gandhi have been giving misleading statements. The opposition parties have been disrupting Parliament continuously for past a few days. The President of India has also said that such behaviour is not acceptable,” said the release.

“The Congress and the opposition parties demand discussion and debate on the issue in Parliament. However, they start disruption when the government starts speaking and run away.”

The ruling party also slammed the Congress for criticising the bill proposing 50 per cent tax on unaccounted deposits.

“The Congress should name a single step in its 10-year rule it took against black money. The Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme it had brought had a tax slab of just seven per cent.

“On the other hand, the new bill enables effective tax of up to 65 per cent. And now the same Congress feels that 65 per cent is less,” it said.

The party further said that the allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad shows their “frustration and helplessness”.

–IANS

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