Smriti slams Rahul for opposing move to reopen I-T cases

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Sep 2018 08:12:30



ATTACKING Congress President Rahul Gandhi for challenging the IT department’s decision to reopen his 2011-12 tax assessments, Union Minister Smriti Irani Tuesday said he was quick to hug Prime Minister Narendra Modi but would run a mile from an Income Tax officer.

Rahul Gandhi needs to answer many questions, the Minister said, a day after the Delhi High Court dismissed the pleas filed by him and his mother, UPA chief Sonia Gandhi, against the decision to reopen their tax assessments in connection with a case related to the ‘National Herald’ newspaper.

Their appeals in the court “reveal deep seated corruption in the hallowed halls of the Congress party,” Irani said at a press conference in the BJP office.

No Indian can defy an Income Tax notice but Rahul Gandhi runs miles from Income Tax officers, she said. “Why is it that Mr Rahul Gandhi, who is too quick to hug the Prime Minister, would run a mile when it comes to an Income Tax officer,” Irani asked, referring to the Congress President hugging Modi in the Lok Sabha during the no-confidence debate in July.