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Rahul Gandhi complains to Prez over passage of IT Bill without discussion

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

vice-president on Thursday President to raise objection to the manner in which the Amendment Bill was passed in the without proper discussion.

He was accompanied by a delegation of 18 opposition parties.

"We the President because the bill was passed through without allowing any discussion. There is a sense in the country that the voice of people is suppressed. This is being done across the country and now it has been done in House blatantly. This is not the way to run Parliamentary business," he told the media here.

Gandhi said that they submitted a memorandum to President Mukherjee while accusing the of suppressing the opposition's voice in

The Bill to amend the IT Act to impose on made post-was passed in on Tuesday without discussion amid sloganeering by the opposition.

Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill 2016 amends the Income-Act, 1961, and the Finance Act, 2016.

The has said that the bill was brought after it came to the government's notice that some people were trying to illegally exchange the demonetised Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 500 currency notes.

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First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 23:02 IST