UPA goes on the offensive

The UPA, after having yielded the lead to Team Anna in the first innings, is now back, seething with vengeance, in the second innings. Instead of gathering the scraps and learning from the first innings debacle, the UPA seems to be attempting the same tried- and-failed strategies. A deliberate attempt to malign Team Anna is clearly underway. Privilege notices have been issued to Team Anna for derogatory remarks about parliamentarians.

Meanwhile, the Income Tax (IT) department has dusted its rule book and started gunning for Arvind Kejriwal under the guise of some archaic bureaucratic technicalities. There is a misconception that it is a conventional Income Tax notice typically associated with tax evaders. But in reality, it is an employer notice, since Kejriwal previously served in the IT department. Government officials are also supposedly harassing his kith and kin in the hope of uncovering any kind of dirt that might present itself.

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