Former Finance Minister and BJP Leader Yashwant Sinha criticised the steps of Modi Government for making a mess of Indian Economy in an opinion piece for The Indian Express. Sinha says that a lot of leaders have fear of speaking up even after knowing the situation.
Sinha starts the opinion by writing “I shall be failing in my national duty if I did not speak up even now against the mess the finance minister has made of the economy”. Sinha attacked the Demonetisation and GST move by calling them “unmitigated economic disaster” and a “badly conceived and poorly implemented” havoc.
The BJP Leader didn’t hesitate criticizing Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Party President Amit Shah. Sinha writes, “Arun Jaitley is considered to be the best and the brightest in this government. It was a foregone conclusion before the 2014 elections that he would be the finance minister in the new government.”
the First quarter of fiscal year 2017-18 showed the GDP growth rate falling at 5.7 percent from 7.6 per cent in the concurrent period last year.
In his article, Sinha lashed the Centre for raids conducted by Income Tax department, Enforcement Directorate and Central Bureau of Investigation and said that it has become “a new game to instill fear in the minds of people,” adding, “We protested against raid raj when we were in opposition. Today it has become the order of the day.”
He also ridiculed the “massive” loan waivers given to the farmers “varying from one paise to a few rupees.”
Sinha concludes the article by saying “The prime minister claims that he has seen poverty from close quarters. His finance minister is working over-time to make sure that all Indians also see it from equally close quarters.”
A lot of Congress leaders including P. Chidambaram supported Yashwant Sinha’s views by tweeting their views.
Yashwant Sinha speaks Truth to Power. Will Power now admit the Truth that economy is sinking?
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) September 27, 2017
(Somesh Singh for Team ‘Swalla’)