BJP demands justice for women, elders, employees

New Delhi, March 24 | Updated: Mar 25 2005, 05:30am hrs
Alleging that the Finance Bill has been unfair to senior citizens, women and the salaried class, BJP threatened more protests during the second part of the Budget session, beginning April 18 (the first part of the Budget session ended on Thursday).

Apart from this, BJP also demanded the tabling of the Nanavati Commission report in the first three days of the next session.

Speaking to mediapersons here on Thursday, BJP spokesman VK Malhotra said, Finance minister P Chidambaram has not been fair to his self-claimed constituency of women and senior citizens. In fact, the tax rebate for women and senior citizens have fallen. Also, government employees have got a raw deal on the standard deduction front.

Stating that BJP would protest strongly if the government did not bring about the required changes affecting these three sections, Mr Malhotra said that there would be uproar in Parliament otherwise.

On the Nanavati Commission report, he said, We demand that the report be tabled in Parliament in the first three days of the next session. There will be disruptions in the proceedings if the Centre delays further.