Tonight on The Buck Stops Here:
'Chidambaram Acted On Gandhis' Orders To Fix Modi': Ishrat Haunts Congress
The Ishrat Jehan encounter has returned to haunt the Congress. Not just the affidavits, NIA chargesheet removed Ishrat reference too. This after David Headley in 2010 told the NIA about Ishrat Jehan. The BJP is asking: why did the Congress censor Headley? The man who wrote the two affidavits, RVS Mani, has told NDTV that he was hounded by the CBI. On The Buck Stops Here, Congress's Abhishek Manu Singhvi faces off with BJP's Sudhanshu Trivedi as the ruling party guns for P Chidambaram and drags in Gandhis saying the then Home Minister took orders from the Congress high command.
PF Withdrawal Tax: Public Outrage Forces Government Rollback?
The Government's mixed messaging on the PF withdrawal tax triggered middle-class anger today. Top sources have told NDTV that only interest on 60% PF withdrawals will be taxed, but there is no official announcement from the government yet. On The Buck Stops Here, we debate: has public panic forced government's partial rollback? Should government decide where retiring employees invest their money? And what about the perception that the salaried are being taxed and the rich defaulters are getting away?