'How much black money did Arun Jaitley bring back': Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha claimed that during his tenure in the finance ministry the inflation was kept under control. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 29, 2017, 07.04 AM (IST)

Responding to Arun Jaitley, Yashwant Sinha has said that the finance minister has delivered a well-researched speech but he did not stick to the advice of senior BJP leader LK Advani to refrain from personal attacks. 

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Replying to Jaitley's remark of "job applicant at 80", Sinha has said he did not come to politics after retirement.

"I left my post in IAS so I could not be asking for a job at the age of 80 years". 

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He also questioned the people calling him useless. 

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Hitting at the government's claim of ending corruption, he said the Pakistan prime minister has been ousted due to his involvement in Panama Case.

"What measures have been taken by the government here against Panama leaks and how much black money has been recovered by Arun Jaitley". 

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He claimed that during his tenure in the finance ministry the inflation was kept under control.  

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 He said that such claims are made only by those leaders who are not attached to the grassroots level. 

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On September 27, former finance minister Yashwant Sinha criticised Arun Jaitley for making a mess of Indian economy with measures such as demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST). He found support in former finance minister P Chidambaram who asked the government to admit the truth. 

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To this, the BJP government on September 28 had accused its senior leader Yashwant Sinha of sympathising with "jobless" Congress leaders including Rahul Gandhi and P Chidambaram.

They said that Sinha's criticism of the government's economy was due to his personal frustration. 

 

 

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Replying to Jaitley's remark of "Job applicant at 80" Yashwant Sinha has said that he did not come to politics after retirement. || ||He claimed that during his tenure in the finance ministry the inflation was kept under control.