The finance minister takes to Facebook to explain the logic behind the government’s electoral bonds scheme.
Jayant Sinha, son of the former finance minister, also wrote a rebuttal to his father’s harsh critique of the government’s economic policies.
Many BJP leaders are attacking the finance minister every day, but there is a convenient silence around the prime minister’s role in the economic decisions that brought us here.
Vinod Dua discusses why Arun Jaitley had to finally admit that the economy has slowed down and why gold imports have tripled compared to last year.
Data on Wednesday showed that India’s economy suffered a growth slowdown in the quarter to March, to 6.1%, raising alarm bells.
A large part of Ram Jethmalani’s cross examination of Jaitley focused on alleged misappropriation of funds during his time at the DDCA.
Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani asked Arun Jaitley a number of tough questions in court, including why he was singling out Arvind Kejriwal.
Cross-examining Jaitley was former law minister Ram Jethmalani who asked at least 50 direct questions to Jaitley.
In the past two years, politicians from the ruling parivar have said the most atrocious things without being reprimanded by their leadership
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today withdrew his Budget proposal to tax withdrawals from the employees’ provident fund.
Many of the challenges that the Budget will seek to address tomorrow, come from a need to increase public spending as well as present a credible fiscal consolidation plan
The government and parliament have nothing to do with the Congress leadership’s legal difficulties in the National Herald case.
Vinod Dua discusses finance minister Arun Jaitley’s blog titled ‘The Fiction of Loan Waiver to Capitalists’.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley asserted that the government over the last two-three years has made tax evasion difficult and that has come as a “rude shock” to many.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that these two reforms combined will “certainly lead to greater compliance, greater digitisation,” adding that “expansion of the tax base of direct and indirect taxes is already visible.”
Jaitley, who responded to China’s reference to the war the two countries had fought 55 years ago asking India to learn from “historic lessons”, had said, “If they are trying to remind us, the situation in 1962 was different and India of 2017 is different.”
Ruling out any further slippage in the timeline, finance minister Arun Jaitley said Indian small business has been given enough time to prepare.
The finance minister announced that the government will expedite cashless payments in the country and has declared a slew of measures facilitating digital transaction.
He makes up for the crass public spokespersons of the party and provides assurance that the BJP bench has some people with the maturity to express the party’s and government’s point of view without getting into a slanging match.
The government will need to take strides over the next few months to pass the auxiliary reforms necessary to actualise its renewed vision for a truly digital India
While there are fewer exaggerated claims this time around on how demonetisation boosted India’s tax net, the cherry picking of data and selective analysis continue.
This fulfils a long-pending demand of the people of Tawang, and the army, which faces a huge challenge every winter to keep the Pass open.
The panel had suggested a fiscal deviation band of 0.5% to deal with unforeseen events and enacting a new Debt and Fiscal Responsibility Act.
The government announced a new health protection scheme to give Rs 5 lakh to 50 crore poor and vulnerable individuals, despite existing schemes on this hitting roadblocks.
Highlights of finance minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget speech.
The CPI(M) general secretary underlines why lifting the maximum limit on companies for political donations could lead to rampant corruption.
Jaitley’s Electoral Bonds Are Proof That Political Parties Are Sovereign in India and Not the People
Political parties are often able to exercise supreme power with impunity, even while blatantly defying statutory authorities.
The letter says that Union budget 2018-19 should provide for full-fledged implementation of maternity benefits as per the National Food Security Act 2013.
Vinod Dua discusses Yashwant Sinha’s article criticising Arun Jaitley and Bhagat Singh’s legacy.
Coming together under the banner of NREGA Sangharsh Morcha, the workers have been protesting at Jantar Mantar since September 11.
Data shows that post demonetisation – announced on November 9, 2016 – the number of fatal instances in Kashmir have in fact gone up.
Arvind Kejriwal’s lawyer Ram Jethmalani contended that he had acted with his client’s consent, prompting the finance minister to file a separate defamation case.
The union finance minister threatened to aggravate charges against Arvind Kejriwal and others named in the case if the word was used at their behest.
US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross is believed to have said that US has started the process of reviewing H1B visas issues and no decision has been taken on it yet.
Alleging that Mridula Sinha’s consultation with Arun Jaitley constituted a breach of constitutional norms, the opposition forced Rajya Sabha to adjourn.
In the ninth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about those trolling Gurmeher Kaur and Arun Jaitley’s speech on the limits to freedom of expression.
Proposed amendments to the IT Act and the RBI Act will exempt political parties from keeping records of donations made through electoral bonds.
Inflationary concerns aside, we also have to realise that fiscal deficits are always accompanied by trade deficits.
While Arun Jaitley talks of increased tax collection, banks are battling historically-low credit growth and small and medium businesses are staring at drastically decreased revenues.
Instead of looking to long-term solutions, the Modi government is using interest rates as an easy scapegoat to promote the interests of a few.