Ruckus in House after Jethmalani attacks Jaitley

Ruckus in House after Jethmalani attacks Jaitley

Rastriya Janata Dal MP Ram Jethmalani’s criticism against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday on black money gave anxious moments for BJP members who protested in the House demanding an apology from him.

The heated arguments began after the 94-year-old veteran lawyer and suspended BJP member asked the government whether it had made any effort to get the names of black money holders offered by Germany. While the Opposition accused the government of not doing anything except making false promises of bringing in black money stashed abroad, the government countered it saying several steps have been taken.

The House saw war of words when Jethmalani accused the finance minister of using “certain words”, which infuriated the ruling party members who sought an apology.

“You must expel all of them if they don’t want the House to continue,” Jethmalani said as he sought silence in the House, to which the Chair said it is an “interesting suggestion but cannot be implemented”.

Jethmalani said “the German government has offered to disclose information on account holders stashing black money. Did you make any effort to avail of the offer made publicly by the German government?”
DH News Service

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