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Govt economists critical of budget provisions, says Chidambaram

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New Delhi, Feb 13: Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that government economists are speaking against the Union Budget provisions, leading to a chorus of dissent growing against it.

Taking to Twitter, Chidambaram stated “The chorus of dissent against budget provisions grows. Dr Arvind Panagariya (former NITI Aayog Vice Chairman) speaks against protectionist custom duties”.

“Dr Rathin Roy, Member, PMEAC (Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council) joins Dr Panagariya. Dr Surjit Bhalla, another Member, PMEAC, speaks against LTCG (long term capital gain tax),” he added.

Chidambaram further asserted: “Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, hopes that these measures are ‘temporary’!”

“Dr Urjit Patel, Governor, RBI (Reserve Bank of India), warns of five taxes on capital and how it will inhibit capital investment”.

Former Finance Minister said, “World stock exchanges protest government-inspired NSE/BSE restrictions on sharing data with other exchanges as protectionist.”

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PNB fraud case: Rahul attacks Modi asks, ‘where is the Chowkidar now?’

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked prime minister Narendra Modi over the back to back reports of frauds by renowned businessmen.
Stating Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi the Congress leader asked Narendra Modi, where is the Chowkidar who said ” Na Khaunga Na Khaane Dunga”.

Rahul Gandhi also questioned his silence over the PNB banking fraud. He said that the citizens are curious to hear from you.

Rahul also said,” your silence is telling whose faithful are you.”

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Hardik Patel may Campaign for Madhya Pradesh Assembly Polls

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Bhopal, Feb 19: Gujarat’s firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Monday dropped hints that he may campaign for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls and also stated his intent to work for the youth and farmers of the country. 

The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader came up with these remarks here during his one-day tour in the city, news agency IANS quoted.

When asked  about his campaign plans, Patel told the media: “There is no problem in doing good work and will continue doing so.”

He also took potshots at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre and in the state for its divisive politics.

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BJP announces candidates for UP, Bihar by-polls

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BJP(Bhartiya Janta Party) on Monday announced its candidates for Uttar Pradesh & Bihar By-Polls.

KS Patel and Upendra Shukla will be BJP’s candidate from Phoolpur and Gorakhpur assembly seat respectively.

Whereas Rinky Pandey & Pradeep Singh will be BJP ‘s candidates for Bhabua assembly and Araria Lok Sabha seat respectively.

The election commission has announced that the election of the four constituencies will be held on 11th March.

The by-elections in Uttar Pradesh were necessitated after Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath became the Chief Minister while Phulpur MP Keshav Prasad Maurya was appointed the Deputy Chief Minister.

Araria seat fell vacant after the death of Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Mohammad Taslimuddin.

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