Jaitley hits back at Kharge, says farmer's money is exempted of tax

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India] Feb. 7 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday hit back at Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge in Lok Sabha for trying to gain mileage by bringing farmer's money into every issue, and asserted that farmer's money is white and exempted of tax Responding to Kharge in Lok Sabha, Jaitley said that he should not try to bring up farmers money in discussions catering to black money time and again. "Stop bringing up farmer's money, in the discussion of Black Money, Mr. Kharge. A farmer's money is white and is exempted of tax", Jaitley said to cheers from the House. He further stated that while the entire country was patient in the entire demonetisation stint, the ones who were having problems was only the Opposition. The Finance Minister also lashed out at Congress over the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Bill, 2017 which was discussed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Addressing the house on Monday, Congress Leader Mallikarjun Kharge, in an attempt to take down the Bharatiya Janata Party's contribution in agrarian sector said, "We brought Green Revolution to feed the people, we brought White Revolution. You question what happened in 70 years, if nothing had been done, you would not have been alive, there would not have been democracy, the Constitution would not have been protected," he said. (ANI)