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Hope finance minister and tax officials heard PM’s call to respect wealth creators, says Chidambaram


Incidents of business leaders allegedly being harassed by tax officials came int focus following the death of Cafe Coffee Day owner VG Siddhartha last month.

Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphasis in his Independence Day speech on family planning, respect for wealth creators and ban on single-plastic use.

“Of the three exhortations, I hope the finance minister and her legion of tax officials and investigators heard the PM’s second exhortation loud and clear,” he tweeted.

In his speech, the prime minister said wealth creators were the nation ...


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