Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman slammed the Congress leader saying he’s becoming a “doomsday man” for India by constantly insulting constitutional functionaries and creating fake narratives on various issues.
Replying to the overall discussion on Budget in Lok Sabha, she said the previous Congress chief was creating fake narratives but doesn’t have patience to concentrate to replies on allegations levelled against the govt .
“We got to recognise these two tendencies of the Congress party. One is creating fake narratives and second, lack of belief during a democratically elected Parliamentary system.
“In banks, you probably did phone banking and left huge NPAs. this is often one tendency, create institutions and use them for ‘Hum Do Hamare Do’ and at the top of the day keep accusing others,” she said.
‘Hum Do Hamare Do’ expression was employed by Gandhi in his speech on Thursday, during the overall debate on the Budget, pertaining to the very fact that only four persons are ruling this country including two business houses.
Retorting to the present , the minister of finance said this expression fits on the Gandhi family.
With reference to the second tendency of Congress, she said, “we will put allegations, use abusive language, but when under order they need to reply to… they only shout and walk out.”
She criticised the Congress for inconsistency within the ir approach in the two houses of Parliament.
“The same party in Rajya Sabha takes part in Budget discussion and asks questions and listens answers… why that doesn’t happen in Lok Sabha… why take different positions in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha… what’s this,” she wondered.
Responding to Rahul Gandhi’s speech on Thursday, during which he talked about farm laws but declined to talk on the Budget, she said, “he is perhaps becoming a doomsday man for India.”
The Minister further said that Gandhi laid the “foundation” but didn’t discuss the Budget during the discussion thereon .
Sitharaman said she wanted Gandhi to talk on 10 issues, but was disappointed because the Congress leader made no mention of them.
“I wanted to understand from the Congress why it took a U-turn on the farm laws but no reply came,” she said, adding that Gandhi didn’t tell the House why Congress governments in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh didn’t waive farm loans as promised in their manifesto.
Sitharaman further said Gandhi didn’t mention the farmers issue in Punjab, where Congress is in power and therefore the steps being taken by the govt with reference to stubble burning.
Gandhi also didn’t ask any clause in three agri bills which was against the farmers, she said.