Kejriwal challenges the Agnipath program and claims the Center has waived the taxes of “wealthy pals”
11 August, 2022 | Pranay Lad
Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday for putting GST on basic food products and said that taxpayers are being misled when their money is...
Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday for putting GST on basic food products and said that taxpayers are being misled when their money is used to forgive loans to “wealthy pals.”
“The taxpayers think that the government collected the tax from me on the promise of giving me amenities, but they are using my tax money to waive off their affluent friends’ loans,” Kejriwal remarked in response to an online briefing.
“The government hasn’t imposed a tax on staple foods in the last 75 years. The tax on gasoline and diesel is above one billion rupees. They now argue that the government should stop offering any freebies. Government hospitals and schools must impose fees.
According to Kejriwal, they are requesting that free rations be discontinued.
Also, Kejriwal questioned where did all the money go. “They are using this government funding to forgive loans made to their pals. They exempted the exceedingly wealthy from paying taxes totaling 5 lakh crore,” he said.
The chief minister of Delhi stated, “It is for the first time in the history of the country that the government is explaining their Agnipath Yojna. It stated that this was being done so that the government would no longer be required to provide pensions to military personnel.
After Modi’s comments regarding giveaways, he responded. Freebies would prevent India from being self-sufficient and put more of a strain on the taxpayers, according to Modi.
The Prime Minister also spoke out against the culture of freebies earlier on Wednesday during his remarks at the 2G ethanol plant’s opening.