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Abolish tax breaks to political parties

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT

It refers to media reports about Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal rightly objecting to exempting political parties from disclosing the source of deposited money even if it consists of old demonetized notes of rupees 500 and 1000 denomitions. It is a known bitter fact that political parties in India are in general deeply involved in uccounted sources of funding.

Best and only way to tackle nuisance of political parties involved in dirty affairs of uccounted money is to abolish sections 13A, 80GGB and 80 GGC of Income Tax Act regarding exemptions available for contributions made to and received by political parties. Huge revenue so earned will be available for public welfare and tiol development. Otherwise too political parties seriously contesting elections are rich enough to do away with such undesired tax exemption which is grossly misused. Abolishing tax-exemptions will help elimite about 2000 non-serious political parties which got registered only to whiten black money through such exemptions.

Madhu Aggarwal,

New Delhi.

Kotla Stadium and Virender Sehwag

Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag is honoured with a gate med after him at the Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. The Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) med gate no. 2 of the stadium as the ‘Virender Sehwag gate’, a day before India is off for South Africa.

It must be a day of immense pride for the former right-handed opening batsman, as he is the first player to get this distinction at the Kotla Stadium. This is really a big day for the players who have represented the tiol capital as members of the Indian cricket team. We hope, all the gates, dressing rooms, stands and areas of the stadiums of our country will be med after former cricketers. This would motivate aspiring cricketers. We believe, when kids will cross the gates and see the mes of the cricketers; they will feel motivated to become players, to play with all they have for the country.

Satish Kumar Sarma,

Kalyanpur, Biswath Chariali.

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