AAP MLA Atishi, 18 Others Including BJP Leaders Slapped With Tax Notices; AAP Calls BJP "Sexist And Chauvinist"Atishi Marlena with Manish Sisodia (pic via Twitter)

Following an alleged mismatch between assets and liabilities furnished by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and MLA Atishi Marlena in her 2020 election affidavit and Income Tax (I-T) return filings of the last 10 years, the I-T Department has issued her a tax notice, reports Economic Times.

After being slapped with the tax notice, Marlena on 30 June told the media that the I-T department was trying to "scare and intimidate" her. However, it should be noted that the I-T Department is said to have issued such notices to as many as 19 candidates which also include members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Also, it should be noted that AAP has said that the issuance of tax notice to Marlena is 'ridiculous' and that it exposes the "sexist and chauvinist" face of the BJP. This comes even as there are only four women out of the total 19 candidates against whom the I-T Department is said to have issued such notices. Marlena is just one of them.

The I-T Department is said to be of the view that the details shared by Atishi in her I-T returns over the last 10 years are lesser than what has been furnished in her election affidavit.

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