Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi met President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday to submit a memorandum on the Taxation Laws (2nd Amendment) Bill, 2016 that seeks to tax black money deposited in bank accounts after demonetisation move of the Centre. Interacting with media after the meeting, Rahul alleged that the voice of the opposition was suppressed in Parliament.
Amid the hullaballoo that has been emerged after the currency ban by the Centre to curb corruption and combat black money, the Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the bili. It sought strong protest from opposition leaders who said that it was introduced without giving them chance to oppose its introduction as per rules. Two days after the move, Rahul turned towards the President and submitted a memorandum seeking his attention over the issue. Angered over the incident, he said that “voice of the opposition was stifled in parliament”.
Rahul is constantly opposing the demonetisation move soon after its announcement on November 8. Starting from standing in lond queues to exchange old currency, he had talked with people outside banks and ATMs to know the suffering of the common people later on besides expressing his anger through media interactions from time to time. He further criticise the step by holding a massive protest near the Gandhi statue in the Parliament premises on November 23 with other prominent opposition leaders.
He further dared PM Narendra Modi to come to Parliament and participate in the debate on demonetisation to clear its every aspect in the House.