After Yashwant Sinha’s scathing article. Arun Jaitley, Union Finance Minister, today responded to questions raised on the state of Indian economy.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has responded to questions raised on the state of Indian economy. FM Jaitley on Thursday had said that some people are trying to change the narrative when India is at 70 and he doesn’t have the “luxury of being a former Finance Minister which has become a columnist.” Jaitley said the Modi government has shattered policy paralysis and taken several bold steps, that previous governments would have never taken.
At a book release function today, Jaitley refrained from taking Sinha’s name but said he does not have the luxury as yet of being a former finance minister nor does he have the luxury of being a former finance minister who has turned a columnist. The FM hit back really hard at his critic. “Acting in tandem itself won’t change the facts,” he said as he took a jibe at Sinha for seeking a job by making those comments. “Probably, a more appropriate title for the book would have been ‘India @70, Modi @3.5 and a job applicant @ 80,” Jaitley said.
(This Report was published in Financial Express on 29th September 2017)