If Congress forms government, it is likely to levy 85% tax on your personal jewellery

Recently, due to the elections, all the parties were busy campaigning to come to power and were emphasizing the drawbacks of the opposition party. Meanwhile, a major controversy came to light in which PM Modi made some claims on Congress, “If Congress comes to power, it will take away even the mangalsutra of your mother and sister, and will distribute your property among Muslims.” There was a lot of controversy about this statement and the fact-check video is going viral on social media.

The viral video has revealed how much truth is there in this statement along with constitutional facts. If we look at the 48-page manifesto of Congress, no such mention has been made. But Overseas Congress President Sam Pitroda advocates inheritance tax, which means that your parents can give you only one part of their entire property and the rest will go to the government as tax. The property right is our constitutional right, but according to Article 191F and Article 31 in the original constitution, it was our fundamental right that the government could not take away, but it was abolished with the 44th amendment.

If today any government brings inheritance tax, then the government can take half of your property. And the Supreme Court will also not help in this because it already considers it not a fundamental right but a human right. And nothing is surprising in this because from 1953 to 1985, Congress has already imposed a tax of up to 85% on the jewelry you inherit.

Modi made this statement during the election rally in Aligarh to warn the public. He said, “I want to warn the countrymen. The Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party alliance focuses on your earnings and property. The prince of Congress says that if his government comes, he will investigate who earns how much, who has how much property.” The opposition party has then demanded action from the Election Commission against this ‘serious, ridiculous and objectionable’ statement.

Sweta Dagar is an avid reader and writer. She hails from Bulandshahr (U.P) where she completed her formap education. She loves exploring varieties of topics that shape the public opinion at large. If you have any queries, feel free to contact her at [email protected].