'Congress finance minister will bring iPad in future': Chidambaram on Sitharaman's red folder

File photo: P Chidambaram. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 05, 2019, 06.08 PM (IST)

Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram on Friday said that Congress' finance minister will in future bring an iPad.

Chidambaram was commenting on Sitharaman appearing in the parliament carrying the budget documents in four-fold red cloth, ditching the tradition of carrying a briefcase containing budget documents.  

''Take it from me, our Congress' finance minister will in future bring an iPad,'' the former finance minister said.

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Punching holes in Sitharaman's budget speech, he said While the finance minister claimed that we have reduced NPAs by Rs 1 lakh crore, she should have also said that in the same period banks have written off Rs 5,55,603 crore. ''why didn't she say that, I don't know,'' he added.

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on #UnionBudget2019: While the finance minister claimed that we have reduced NPAs by Rs 1 lakh crore, she should have also said that in the same period banks have written off Rs 5,55,603 crore, why didn't she say that I don't know.