The Congress Vice President, in a series of tweets, said the government was forced to listen to people and roll back the "patently unfair" tax on EPF. "Finally the Govt was forced to listen to people and roll back the patently unfair tax on EPF.

"But the attempt to tax the safety net of millions of hard working middle class ppl was morally wrong&shows this Govt's anti-ppl mindset(sic)", he said on the micro-blogging site.

In the face of all round attack, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today completely rolled back the controversial proposal.
    
He made a suo motu statement in the Lok Sabha during which he also announced withdrawal of imposing monetary limit for contribution of employers to provident and superannuation fund of Rs 1.5 lakh for taking tax benefit.
    
Terming as 'big victory' for people of the country the roll back of the proposal, Congress said Modi once again "quickly and meekly" caved in to the pressure exerted by Rahul Gandhi.

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