Yashwant Sinha claimed that during his tenure in the finance ministry the inflation was kept under control. Photograph:( ANI )
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.
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.
He delivered a well researched speech but overlooked Advani Ji's advice to refrain from personal attacks: Yashwant Sinha on FM Arun Jaitley pic.twitter.com/TH59Jl2wAH— ANI (@ANI) September 29, 2017
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".
I did not come to politics after retirement. I left my post in IAS. So I could not be asking for job at the age of 80 yrs: Yashwant Sinha pic.twitter.com/Ds3G9qlgYh— ANI (@ANI) September 29, 2017
He also questioned the people calling him useless.
They say I was useless as a minister. How could they have given me the ministry of External Affairs if I was so useless?: Yashwant Sinha pic.twitter.com/LzTA73dtE4— ANI (@ANI) September 29, 2017
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".
In Pak they ousted PM due to involvement in Panama Case, what did they do here? How much black money did Arun Jaitley bring back?: Y Sinha pic.twitter.com/YaMEK8G9pU— ANI (@ANI) September 29, 2017
He claimed that during his tenure in the finance ministry the inflation was kept under control.
During my tenure (as FM) there was never a discussion on inflation in Parliament because we had kept it well under control: Yashwant Sinha pic.twitter.com/NSQvWdchHw— ANI (@ANI) September 29, 2017
He said that such claims are made only by those leaders who are not attached to the grassroots level.
Dilli mein baithe hawai neta jinka grasroot se lagav nhi hai vo aisi hi baat karenge,constituency wala kabhi aisa nhi kahega: Yashwant Sinha pic.twitter.com/qUH0zws8rj— ANI (@ANI) September 29, 2017
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.
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.