'Oversight Or Poll-Driven Hindsight?': Priyanka Gandhi On Nirmala Sitharaman's Interest Rate U-Turn
The Centre yesterday cut interest rates on small savings schemes by up to 1.1 per cent.Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi today asked Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman if the Centre's overnight flip-flop on small savings scheme interest rates was a case of "oversight" as claimed or one of election-driven "hindsight". She tweeted shortly after the latter posted on the microblogging site early this morning withdrawing the steep cuts in rates announced yesterday, the last day of Financial Year 2020-2021. The Trinamool Congress, battling the BJP furiously in West Bengal, also mocked the Union government. Really @nsitharaman “oversight” in issuing the order to decrease interest rates on GOI schemes or election driven “hindsight” in withdrawing it? https://t.co/Duimt8daZu Egg on face again????Because MO-SHA too busy throwing petals from trucks and cracking April Fool jokes of false promises at election rallies. https://t.co/SVb0dWrqQU Yesterday's announcement by the Finance Ministry saw interest rates on schemes such as the National Savings Certificates and Public Provident Fund (PPF) being cut of up to 1.1 per cent for the first quarter of 2021-22 in a massive blow to middle-class depositors. With this, the PPF rates stood at a four-decade low. However, Ms Sitharaman announced this morning that last evening's orders were a case of "oversight". She tweeted: "Interest rates of small savings schemes of GoI shall continue to be at the rates which existed in the last quarter of 2020-2021, ie, rates that prevailed as of March 2021. Orders issued by oversight shall be withdrawn. @FinMinIndia @PIB_India."
The images are a mosaic generated by ISRO's National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC).
"To our knowledge, Rahul Gandhi is in a position to appeal the verdict," Germany's foreign ministry said.
The case dates back to July 2017 when an FIR was lodged against Jignesh Mevani and others for taking out an "Azadi march" without police permission.
The Government Railway Police (GRP) have identified the constable as Vaibhav Kadam, who was a bodyguard of ex-minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jitendra Awhad, said an official.
The Congress, however, has not withdrawn the privilege notice yet and demanded an apology from the chief minister instead of a mere withdrawal of the statement.
According to police, the young woman was disturbed for the past few days due to the stress of studies and examinations.
Every Non-governmental organisation which receives foreign contributions has to submit an annual return along with the income and expenditure statement, receipt and payment account and balance sheet for every financial year.
Amreli BJP MP Naranbhai Bhikhabhai Kachhadia was not disqualified despite being convicted in a criminal case and sentenced to a three-year jail term, the Congress said
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai's comments came in the backdrop of the Election Commission's announcement of the poll date for the 224-member Karnataka Assembly.
The body has been sent for a forensic examination and the police are investigating the matter, the police said.
To earn a national party status, a political outfit needs to be recognised as state party in four states and have at least two members in the respective legislative assemblies, according to the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) order, 1968.