The political storm that got sparked over Manipur viral video doesn't seem to die down any time soon. On the second day of the Parliament monsoon session, both the houses of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned amid uproar over the Manipur incident. Political leaders from the ruling government and the opposition engaged in a war of words as they spoke on the ruckus created in the parliament over the Manipur issue.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s comment on Barack Obama’s statement on minority rights in India stirred a controversy. In a tweet, he said there are many "Hussain Obamas" in the country and the state police will act according to its priorities. The Opposition was quick to hit back at the Assam chief minister. Sarma’s tweet was in response to a journalist’s tweet who posed a question asking if any FIR has been lodged against Obama for hurting religious sentiments. Congress spokesperson and social media head Supriya Shrinate was quick to attack Sarma on his tweet. Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi also reacted to Sarma's tweet. Meanwhile, Nirmala Sitharaman had attacked Obama too, stating that the US had bombed several countries with Muslim majority population and former Commisioner of US Religious Freedom Body said that we should spend more energy on complimenting India than criticizing.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on June 25 hit back at former US President Barack Obama. In an interview with CNN, Barack Obama said that India must protect its minorities, or it would ‘pull apart’. “If I had a conversation with PM Modi who I know well, part of my argument would be that if you do not protect the rights of ethnic minorities in India, then there is a strong possibility that India at some point starts pulling apart. We have seen what happens when you start getting those kind of large internal conflicts,” Former US President Barack Obama had said in an interview with CNN. To his comments, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman retaliated and gave a scathing reply.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on March 04 attended a panel discussion at Raisina Dialogue 2023. While talking about the economic strategy of the Modi Government, Nirmala Sitharaman made a clear statement that there is no contradiction between the two policies of internationalisation and Atmanirbhar Bharat. “There is no contradiction at all. Atmanirbhar Bharat when it was announced was a reformed measure, where the country's foreign exchange should be spent for imports which are so required for your manufacturing as raw material or as an intermediary. We will still continue to import. There are no duties levied on them. But we have stopped goods which are flooding the market,” said Nirmala Sitharaman.
“Atmanirbhar Bharat is not to be misunderstood as a protectionist measure. It was protectionist to the extent that if you have consumer goods, which are finer products and manufactured in India, I need to save those units,” she further added.
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While presenting the budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made a big announcement about the personal income tax for the ‘hardworking middle class’. Currently, those with an income of Rs 5 lakhs do not pay any income tax. The Finance Minister proposed to increase the rebate limit to Rs 7 lakhs in the new tax regime. She also made several other announcements related to the tax structure, the benefit of the standard deduction, the current tax rate, and tax exemption.
01 February,2023 05:58 PM IST
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