The Congress party in a scathing attack on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has asked it to clarify – Who is India’s finance Minister – Piyush Goyal or Arun Jaitley?.
This Congress query comes after Union Minister Arun Jaitley , in a facebook post titled ‘The Congress, Gave Slogans to Rural India — Prime Minister Modi Gave Resources’, said the Congress party in the 1970s and 1980s followed the model of “populist slogans” rather than “sound policy and actual expenditure for the welfare of the poor”.
The Congress Gave Slogans to Rural India – Prime Minister Modi Gave Resources https://t.co/tm4uK5HvAp
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) July 13, 2018
Jaitley’s jibe saw strong reaction from Congress. The Congress communications -in- charge Randeep Surjewala at a media briefing, said, “I would very humbly and with folded hands request Shri Arun Jaitley to write a Facebook post on who is India’s finance minister. That is the most important thing he needs to do. He must solve that mystery.”
“Please write a Facebook post also on the state of India’s economy after telling us who is India’s Finance Minister because ministers without portfolio speak about Agriculture, Agriculture Minister speaks on Defence, Defence Minister speaks on Social Justice and Social Justice Minister speaks on foreign policy.
“Foreign Minister does not know how to save herself from trolls being followed by the prime minister. What is happening? Is this a government or a banana republic?” Surjewala said.
Surjewala also urged Jaitley to write a post on the “economic woes that Modinomics has heaped upon India” Surjewala claimed that the Indian economy was in a bad shape with inflation reaching 5-6 per cent, index of industrial production going down, exports going down from Rs 19 lakh crore to Rs 10 lakh crore, Gross Fixed Capital Formation being static or reducing from about 31.5 to 28 per cent and fuel prices skyrocketing, among other issues.
He said prime minister Modi’s slogan was ‘minimum government maximum governance’, but now it has become ‘no government’.