The Opposition mentioned that the amendments have made it extra conducive for the federal government to interact in political vendetta
New Delhi: Seventeen Opposition events and an Unbiased MP from Rajya Sabha, together with the Trinamul Congress and AAP, on Wednesday expressed apprehensions concerning the long-term implications of the Supreme Court docket verdict upholding the amendments to the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act, 2002 and known as for a overview.
In a joint assertion, the leaders of the Opposition events mentioned the judgement will strengthen the palms of a authorities that “indulges in political vendetta” to focus on its opponents and expressed hope that this “harmful verdict can be short-lived”.
The assertion mentioned, “We place on report our deep apprehension on the long-term implications of the latest Supreme Court docket judgment upholding, in entirety, the amendments to the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act, 2002 with out analyzing whether or not a few of these amendments might have been enacted by means of Finance Act.”
It additional added, “We’re additionally very dissatisfied that the very best judicial authority, invited to present an impartial verdict on the dearth of checks and balances within the Act, has nearly reproduced arguments given by the manager in assist of draconian amendments. We hope that the harmful verdict can be short-lived and constitutional provisions will prevail quickly.”
The Opposition mentioned that the amendments have made it extra conducive for the federal government to interact in political vendetta. The joint assertion alleged that “These far-reaching amendments strengthened the palms of a authorities, indulging in political vendetta of the worst form, by utilizing these very amended legal guidelines regarding cash laundering and investigation businesses, to focus on its political opponents in a mischievous and malicious method.”
Congress chief Jairam Ramesh shared the joint assertion on Twitter, saying, “17 Opposition events, together with TMC & AAP, plus one impartial Rajya Sabha MP, have signed a joint assertion expressing deep apprehensions on long-term implications of the latest Supreme Court docket judgement upholding amendments to PMLA, 2002 and known as for its overview.”
The assertion comes a day after the Enforcement Directorate carried out raids on the premises of the Nationwide Herald newspaper within the nationwide capital and elsewhere.
The Opposition events added that they maintain and can all the time maintain the Supreme Court docket within the highest respect.