Amidst raging debate on the mess that Indian economy is in following perceived imprudent decisions on demonetisation and GST, another prominent Sinha from the BJP has come forward to cause more embarrassment to the Centre’s Narendra Modi government.
Two days after veteran BJP leader Yashwant Sinha crucified the Modi government for causing mess in the Indian economy through demonetisation decision and falwed implementation of the GST, MP Shatrughan Sinhas has asked Modi to face journalists on the issue.
Taking to Twitter the actor-turned-politician wrote, “It’s high time & right time that the honourable Prime Minister & head of this democracy comes forward & faces the public & the press for for question answers, in a real press conference.Hope wish and pray that our PM will at least once in a while also show that he takes care of the middle class, the traders, small businesses…all across the country and specially in Gujarat in the wake of the coming assembly elections.”
In a no holds barred attack, Jaitley on Thursday had called Sinha a “job applicant at 80” and accused him of “acting in tandem” with Congress leader P. Chidambaram, also a former finance minister. Jaitley did not stop here. He took potshots at Sinha by referring him as former finance minister, who had now become a newspaper columnist.
At the launch of a book event, Jaitley said, “Probably a more appropriate title for the book would have been ‘India @70, Modi @3.5 and a job applicant @80′”, an apparent dig at Sinha who is 84.
Jaitley’s remarks came a day after Sinha crucified his own government led by Narendra Modi by concluding that the Centre’s short-sighted policies had landed India’s economy into a mess. A day later, he repeated his atatcks on Modi and threatened to stage a protest if the he did not give him time for a meeting.
The central government had later allegedly asked minister Jayant Sinha, the son of Yashwant Sinha, to write a counter piece praising the state of Indian economy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official Twitter handle had shared the article.
Father Sinha had later told PTI, “But if they (the government) thought he (Jayant) was very competent to reply to the points which I have raised, then my question is why was he shifted from the ministry of finance?”
Congress on Friday had taken a potshot at Jaitley asking him to act before he himself became a former finance minister.