Twitter speaks up on “I need to speak up now”, by Yashwant Sinha


BJP veteran Yashwant Sinha, a former finance minister, spun a surprise on his own government’s economic performance in a tearing interview to the Indian Express this morning, titled “I need to speak up now”. He said “The economy is on a downward spiral and a hard landing is inevitable.”

The opposition was prompt not to miss this opportunity to take a dig at the Modi government, who has been shifting goalposts and also sidelining issues on economic downturn for some months now.

On the said matter, a sarcastic tweet was published from the official handle of Congress VP Rahul Gandhi :

Many took to twitter to reply to Gandhi, confirming how indeed Sinha had taken this right bold step :

Former Finance Minister, P Chidambaram also emphasised on how Sinha had spoken ‘Truth to Power’ :

Ramchandra Guha, historian and columnist also took to twitter quoting a part from Sinha’s interview “Instilling fear in the minds of the people is the name of the new game”

Guha has been recently served a notice from BJP and RSS for alleging that both entities were responsible for murder of senior journalist, Gauri Lankesh in Bangalore last month.

Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, also said that the article was very hard hitting indeed:

Ashok Gehlot, INC currently in charge of Gujarat elections, tweeted :

Tejashwi Yadav, former deputy chief minister of Bihar was seen retweeting all posts related to this matter. Yadav was ousted from his chair when Nitish Kumar broke the MahaGathbandhan abruptly and joined hands with the BJP in the state:

Many official spokespersons from regional opposition parties and others were quick to back and affirm the remarks made by Yashwant Sinha on the current state of Indian economy :


Yashwant Sinha, was completely sidelined after the BJP returned to power in 2014 and has often been critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.

Economist Surjit Bhalla, member of the PM’s newly formed economic council had also commented to NDTV yesterday, “I don’t want to use the term technical….I don’t think it’s technical, I think it’s structural.”


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