Yashwant Sinha slams Jaitley and NDA on economy

Former finance minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha slams Jaitley and NDA on economy

BJP veteran Yashwant Sinha, a former finance minister, has skewered his own government’s economic performance in a lacerating opinion published in the Indian Express newspaper this morning, titled “I need to speak up now”. The economy is on a downward spiral and a hard landing is inevitable, he says.

Mr Sinha, who was sidelined after the BJP returned to power in 2014 and has often been critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, grimly notes what he calls “the mess the Finance Minister (Arun Jaitley) has made” of the economy and remarks that many may share his views but are silent out of “fear”.

 

 

((ANI or PTI Agency report, edited by Karunjit)