Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 29 November asked all Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs and MLAs to provide details of their financial transactions after demonetisation, i.e. 8 November to 31 December, 2016, to party president Amit Shah.
Days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation policy, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bought land worth crores of rupees. The party bought several land parcels in Bihar up to the first week of November. And on 8 November, PM Modi announced the ban on notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.
Catch accessed deeds of at least 10 such property transactions by BJP functionaries in Bihar for the party. Some of them were even bought on behalf of BJP president Amit Shah.
It was based on these deeds that the Opposition demanded the ruling BJP to make all transactions public.
Prime Minister Modi has not said anything about providing details of transactions prior to 8 November, which was actually demanded by the Opposition.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi attended a BJP parliamentary party meeting to discuss the Centre's demonetisation move and strategies to counter the opposition.
Opposition parties have accused the Prime Minister of plunging the country into financial anarchy post the demonetisation drive.
However, the ninth day of the Winter Session of Parliament saw the Centre introducing the Income Tax Laws (Second Amendment) Bill.
The Bill provides for 'Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016' (PMGKY).
The Amendment Bill, introduced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, proposes 30% tax on undisclosed income plus 10% penalty, apart from a 33% surcharge.
The Bill also proposes a 75% tax and 10% penalty in case Income Tax authorities detect undisclosed wealth deposited post demonetisation.
--with ANI inputs