Jaitley attacked the Congress for amending the Constitution in 1951 to restrict Syama Prasad Mookerjee from advocating 'Akhand Bharat'.
Jaitley said SC verdict has made it clear that Delhi govt has no police powers and, hence, it cannot set up an investigating agency to probe crimes committed in the past.
The proposed 51 per cent stake purchase by insurance major Life Insurance Corporation in IDBI Bank may not require Parliament's approval as it does not require any changes in the LIC Act, sources said.
Jaitley today dismissed the idea of a single GST slab being advocated by Gandhi as flawed, saying that it can only work in a country where the entire population has similar and high capacity to spend.
The government today said all the deposits by Indians in Swiss bank accounts cannot be termed black money and action will be taken against persons parking illegal funds overseas after Switzerland starts sharing real-time account details from January onwards.
The long-cherished plan of the national insurer LIC to own bank today moved closer to reality with the regulator Irdai giving a go-ahead to pick a controlling stake in the crippled IDBI Bank.
Insurance behemoth LIC will acquire up to 51 per cent stake in state-owned IDBI Bank after regulator Irdai approved the plan that will help convert the debt-ridden lender into a private sector entity.
Arun Jaitley today warned that Indians having illegal deposits in Swiss banks would face harsh penal proceedings under the black money law after Switzerland starts real time sharing of details of accounts from January onwards.
The Govt is planning a mega event to mark first anniversary of GST roll out on July 1 with participation of industry chambers and tax officials, besides, Goyal said.
The Congress on Tuesday slammed the BJP for comparing former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi with Hitler and hit out at Union Minister Arun Jaitley for "distortion of history".