New Delhi :
BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday raised in Parliament the issue of black money scam exposed by News Nation. Praising the channel, Mayawati said that the scam in agriculture sector must be probed; she also insisted that tax fraud is a big problem in the country and that such issues must be addressed by the Narendra Modi government.
The scam raised heated debates in Parliament after JDU Chief Sharad Yadav claimed that Rs 2 thousand lakh crore money was earned by 'fraud farmers' in India as disclosed by News Nation.
Meanwhile, SP leader Ramgopal Yadav requested speaker and government to not implement tax on farmers following News Nation's report.
Replying to Yadav's request, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley remarked that no tax will be implemented on farmers and proper investigation is going on, the culprits will be named soon.
"After the report comes out, please don't become victims of political victimisation," Jaitley slammed the opposition.
Challenging Jaitley, Digvijay Singh asked the Finance Minister to name the people holding black money accounts.
News Nation on Sunday in a big expose revealed that several Indian 'farmers' are doing tax fraud in the agriculture sector.
For detailed report read: 'Kharabpati farmers' taking agriculture route to evade tax officials!
The issue was raised by JDU, SP and BSP in Parliament.