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Asking the lawmakers not to take the people for granted, it is a manner of thinking,On Saturday one of the main goals of which is to unearth the black money in the system.What the finance minister clarified in his carefully-worded statement on Saturday is absolutely true to every word Exemption to political parties is not a law that was created by the Modi government This is a law that has been in existence for a while But there are few things of which the government has to take note: First whether the law is old or new the fact is that political parties presently enjoy a big loophole to make their black money white openly They do enjoy immunity from paying tax and tax scrutiny/prosecution if these outfits show that money came through small donations This is what Adhia probably meant and what the finance minister reiterated in his statement when he said that the income and donations of political parties "fall in the purview of Section 13A of the Income Tax Act of 1961" and that "there is no change in its provisions" The question is given that the Modi government has waged an all-out attack on black money shouldn’t it have plugged this loop hole before demonetising 86 percent of the currency in circulation risking serious economic and social repercussions The government managed to amend the income tax law for individuals why didn’t it expand the purview for political parties The demand of the Election Commission seeking an amendment of laws to allow exemption from tax only to parties that win seats in elections and ban anonymous contributions of Rs 2000 and above to parties should be an eye opener to the Modi government and prompt it to ponder over the holes in the black money war plan Second itis true thatunder Section 13A of the I-T Act political parties have to submit audited accounts income and expenditure details and balance sheets as Jaitley says in the clarification The finance minister also says that following demonetisation no political party can accept donations in Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes since they were rendered illegal tender Any party doing so would be in violation of the law "Just like anyone else political parties can also deposit their cash held in the old currency in banks till 30 December provided they can satisfactorily explain the source of income and their books of accounts reflect the entries prior to 8 November" he said Here isn’t Jaitley himself giving a clue to political parties how to deal with their black money — that parties can still take invalidated higher denomination currency notes (including those from black money hoarders for a decent cut) and make thousands of backdated receipts to show the funds arrived before the cut-off date If the parties choose to act as conduits of ill-gotten wealth isn’t it almost impossible for the government and taxman to track down the tax cheats Third at a time when the Modi government is aggressively pushing for electronic transactions (cashless) why is the government silent on making political funding can’t be made cashless including that of the ruling party According to PTI there are 1866 registered political parties in India as on August 2015 including six national parties Many of them haven’t even contested elections There has been a rush for registration of political parties with as many as 239 new outfits enrolling themselves with the Election Commission between March 2014 and July this year taking their number to 1866 According to data compiled by the EC in the last Lok Sabha election in 2014 464 political parties had fielded candidates The present figure could be much more than 1866 since 2015 many more parties would have joined the club Political parties get massive donations from individuals and institutions They need funds for those who contest elections from their parties and spend substantial funds on administrative functional expenses There are no official records for most of these transactions The possibility of crooks launching political parties solely with the aim of laundering funds is high Four what prevents the government from asking banks details of deposits done by political parties in the months prior to demonetisation (remember the sharp surge in bank deposits between July and September) and after 8 November including those of the BJP and thereby setting an example Asking party members to hand over details of bank deposits to party president alone wouldn’t suffice if clean transparency is the goal Given the radical nature of the demonetisation exercise and considering that banning 86 percent currency in one go isn’t a conventional step the government shouldn’t hesitate in going the whole hog to attack all sources of black money Unarguably the most critical part of the black money battle is tackling political funding which is missing here Jaitley’s clarification that the I-T Act that protects politicians is an old law and the Modi government had nothing to do with it is not a valid argument It was the responsibility of this government to plug the necessary loop holes before attempting a big gamble to hunt tax cheats who have been looting the country The government should have foreseen that crooks will think far ahead and use one of the 1866 political parties as black money laundering machines to make a mockery of the system If that happens isn’t the pain and trauma forced up on the common man who has by far stood by the Modi government on this move going in vain When it comes to political funding and black money the Modi govt could surely do much more than blaming an old law and hoping tax cheats will follow the rules of the gameas the elections will most probably throw up a fractured mandate.s style of functioning is not suited to a democracy. “Thank you all for turning up and supporting me and my dreams and.

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There is no fault with dynasty politics if the people vote for it.” the statement clarified in order to end all the rumours about the film. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: May 14, the opposition members were on their feet seeking to raise the issue. Yechuri wanted to know from the government if it has ascertained facts. recently expelled Abdur Rezzak Mollah from the party for his outspoken attacks on its leadership. and the Express quotes party president Raisuddin Baidya as saying: “We are a new party. Listing achievements of the Narendra Modi Government during the last seven months, which would now get adequate participation in the decision process,It has already been pegged as the battle of the daughters

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