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“Tax Terrorism Has To Stop”: Congress On Fresh Rs 1,800 Crore Notice

New Delhi:

The Congress has acquired a Rs 1,800 crore discover from the Revenue Tax Division, a day after the Delhi Excessive Courtroom dismissed the celebration’s petition difficult the tax notices.

The recent discover is for evaluation years 2017-18 to 2020-21 and consists of penalty and curiosity.

The Congress is already going through a funds crunch after Revenue Tax authorities imposed a penalty of Rs 200 crore and froze its funds. The celebration has not acquired any reduction from the Excessive Courtroom within the case and is prone to transfer the Supreme Courtroom.

The celebration has accused the BJP of compressing it financially and of utilizing tax authorities in opposition to it forward of Lok Sabha elections starting April 19.

“The notices are being despatched to cripple us financially. That is tax terrorism, and that is getting used to assault the Congress, This has to cease,” Congress’s Jairam Ramesh stated in a press convention at present.

He asserted that the Congress’s marketing campaign for the upcoming parliamentary polls will proceed and the celebration will take its ensures to the folks of the nation.

“We is not going to be scared of those notices. We will likely be extra aggressive and battle these polls,” the previous Union minister stated.

In February, the I-T division had discovered fault within the celebration’s tax returns and demanded Rs 200 crore. The Revenue Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) had requested the celebration to pay the dues and froze their accounts.

The Congress stated the tax tribunal’s order freezing its funds was “an assault on democracy” because the order got here simply forward of the Lok Sabha elections.

On Thursday, the Delhi Excessive Courtroom rejected petitions by the Congress difficult the initiation of tax reassessment proceedings in opposition to it for a interval of 4 years.

Funding for political events is changing into a central concern on this election, notably after the Supreme Courtroom struck down electoral bonds – which permit people and/or companies to make nameless donations to political events – on grounds it violated residents’ proper to info.

The Congress and different opposition events welcomed the decision, which scrapped a scheme that had benefitted the BJP essentially the most.

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