A number of people have tried criticising the PM over the number of Rs 1 crore plus taxpayers. While the PM used the word ‘professionals’ the critics have assumed it as people.
Bengaluru: Every time Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks, everyone listens to him with rapt attention.
But on the other hand, there is a section of people who pedantically scrutinise his words with a wanton intent to nit-pick errors.
Take for example what the PM spoke at TimesNow event. In his speech, the PM said, “Only 2200 professionals declare their income of Rs 1 crore plus annually.”
But the moment he revealed this startling fact, the anti-Modi gang was out in full gusto!
One of them was journalist MK Venu, who put out a tweet saying, “At Times Now event PM said only 2200 people show taxable income of Rs1 crore plus annually. Fact is 97,689 persons declared income of Rs.1 cr and above in 2018-19 AY. Such gaffes, also seen in past, represent chaotic governance at some deeper level! And this from strongest PMO!”
At Times Now event PM said only 2200 people show taxable income of Rs1 crore plus annually. Fact is 97,689 persons declared income of Rs.1 cr and above in 2018-19 AY. Such gaffes, also seen in past, represent chaotic governance at some deeper level! And this from strongest PMO!— M K Venu (@mkvenu1) February 13, 2020
And then, it was time for exposing him! Amit Malviya, the IT-cell head of the BJP put out a tweet, correcting him on the PM’s usage of the word “professionals”.
The other day you quoted former CMs of Delhi, when none are alive, to make an argument against the BJP. Today again you are making a fool of yourself by misquoting what the PM said... He specified 2,200 ‘professionals’ but why let facts come in the way of your hate propaganda? https://t.co/FFCUu3TP3O— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) February 13, 2020
Amit Malviya was referring to a tweet by MK Venu in which he said a former CM had told him how the AAP would have got an additional 2 to 3 percent vote share as BJP launched a personal attack on Kejriwal.
A very senior Congress leader & former CM of Delhi told me AAP would have got an additional 2 to 3 percentage vote share simply because BJP leaders launched a personal attack on Kejriwal, calling him a “terrorist”. This vicious attack angered voters who have been on the fence.— M K Venu (@mkvenu1) February 8, 2020
Well, it was not just MK Venu who was exposed. Even Rohini Singh, another journalist who put out a tweet in this regard was schooled on the world “professionals”.
Dear @rohini_sgh, PM Modi said '2200 Professionals'. Do you even understand what it means?— Political Kida (@PoliticalKida) February 13, 2020
Btw it's wrong to expect it from a 2BHK Journalist who thinks Turnover means Profit.
Stop spreading FLAT lies. https://t.co/1DtAB6zZrk
Another Twitter user Aashish Chandorkar put out a tweet explaining the reduction in the number of taxpayers.
With 2.5L rebate kicking in for FY 2019-20 (AY 20-21, no tax for those at 5L or below), effective number of income tax payers would reduce (2.9 cr from 5.6 cr filers in AY 19-20) though filer base may improve further and touch ~6%.— Aashish Chandorkar (@c_aashish) February 13, 2020
The top marginal rate review critical! (2/2)
The referencd to the word "Professionals" made by the PM was only in the context of income tax persepective and this has been wrongly taken as "people" which was never mentioned anywhere in his speech.
Genuinely criticising the schemes with an intent to set-right the system is nothing wrong. But to use a microscope to search for non-existent errors in order to defame the Prime Minister will only amount to another gaffe.
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Last Updated Feb 13, 2020, 3:26 PM IST