In his reaction to the Union Budget 2022 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman , Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram had this to say, “Today’s budget speech was the most capitalist speech to be ever read by an FM. The word ‘poor’ occurs only twice in para 6 and we thank the FM for remembering that there are poor people in this country.
“People will reject this capitalist budget. I was astonished and shocked that the Finance Minister was outlining a plan for the next 25 years. Govt seems to believe that the present does not need any attention and the public can be asked to wait patiently until ‘Amrit Kaal’ dawns. This is mocking the people of India.”
Chidambaram on taxes on virtual digital asset: “That’s obviously at the behest of very rich people of the country. Instead of RBI, FM has virtually announced that Cryptocurrency is legal from today. Now all of this is not beneficial to 99.99% of the people of India.”