Rahul Gandhi recently took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.The accusation was regarding the issue of Demonetisation and its nuances. Gandhi said both incumbent leaders should emphasize on listening more to learn more.
Rahul Gandhi quoted Dalai Lama while tweeting the suggestion(apparently,though).He said on twitter,”When you talk you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen you may learn something new-Dalai Lama.”
Gandhi had earlier targeted Modi over the demonetisation move, saying ,”real culprits who have stashed black money are sitting tight while lives of farmers, small shopkeepers and housewives “have been thrown in utter chaos.”
Jaitley refuted Gandhi’s statement by saying ,” The Congress leader must “apply his mind” and understand that those in farming will not face any tax whether they keep their money at home or in banks.”
He rebuked Gandhi’s charge of common man being inconvenienced because of withdrawal of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes and also rejected former finance minister P Chidambaram’s estimation of cost of printing the new Rs 2,000 notes as “highly exaggerated”.
He added,”As far as Rahul Gandhi is concerned, he should understand that any person, especially poor and common man, will not face any inconvenience.”
Highlighting the fact that agricultural income is exempt from tax,farmers face no levies ,irrespective of where their money is stationed.-banks or in their homes. He reinstated that in both situations,whatsoever, tax would not be levied on farmers’s money.
“If he keeps (money) in banks, then he can earn interest and money will also be safe. So they will have three advantages — no need to pay tax, earn interest, and money will be safe. If he stacks money unsafely at home, then he will face hardship,” Jaitley added. He countered the statement saying,”So before giving such statement, he (Gandhi) should apply his mind and seriously ponder.”