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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Hits Back

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'Congress Sold Resources And Made Kickbacks': Finance Minister Hits Back

New Delhi:

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who introduced the National Monetisation Pipeline on Monday, hit again at Congress’s Rahul Gandhi in the present day for his criticism over it. “Does he (Rahul Gandhi) understand what monetisation is? It was Congress that sold the country’s resources and made kickbacks in it,” Ms Sitharaman was quoted as saying by information company Press Trust of India.

Mr Gandhi had spearheaded the Congress assault on the federal government over the monetisation plan, saying it helped Prime Minister Narendra Modi “sell the country’s crown jewels, built over 70 years with public money, to his industrialist friends”.  

The Congress additionally pointed to the BJP cost that since Independence, the Congress has introduced no improvement. The privatisation record is of belongings constructed by successive Congress governments, which the BJP is now promoting it to cowl up their mismanagement of the financial system, the occasion stated.

Yesterday, Ms Sitharaman’s cupboard colleague, Union minister Smiriti Irani, additionally ripped into the Congress and Mr Gandhi.

“In 70 years of Independence, the district the MP led (Amethi) did not even get a district hospital,” stated Ms Irani, who dislodged Mr Gandhi from household turf Amethi within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. “Their problem is that 6 lakh crore rupees will come from this disinvestment. That’s why they are having trouble,” she added.

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