BJP leader and former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha launched a scathing attack against incumbent Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his failure to take Indian economy forward. Sinha held Jaitley responsible for the sluggish growth of nation’s economy. He questioned the Modi government’s demonetisation campaign which had adversely affected economic growth. In an article published in an English daily Sinha mentioned, “I shall be failing in my national duty if I did not speak up even now against the mess the finance minister has made of the economy. I am also convinced that what I am going to say reflects the sentiments of a large number of people in the BJP and elsewhere who are not speaking up out of fear.” He said that the government has instilled fear in the minds of people as often we hear about income tax raids being conducted in several regions of the country. Sinha said that Indian economy won’t recover till 2019. According to him, the government had implemented Goods and Services Tax (GST) in a haste and should have done the ground work first. He said GST should have been implemented in October instead of July.
Arvind Sawant, Shiv Sena MP said, “Uddhav Thackeray had raised his voice against demonetisation but he was severely criticised. Whatever he has said is being stated now by Yashwant Sinha. Nobody has raised this issue in the Parliament. Forty lakh people have rendered unemployed due to demonetisation and 150 people have lost their lives. This is a murder of democracy.”
Gopal Shetty, BJP MP said, “If a person is diagnosed with cancer then he is offered chemotheraphy treatment. Initially, people will have to face hardships but they will derive benefit out of it later. In future we don’t require ATMs as our country is heading towards becoming digital economy. For me nation comes first and party later. GST will prove to be a game changer for India as huge revenue will be generated through it.”
Rupal Mistry, Animation Director said, “The irony of Indians is that they chose Modiji as he promised financial growth, but now he himself has axed it by cruel out-of-the-box policy choices, which have only backfired on the very masses, which chose him. Salvaging this disaster is an upward task as it has negated all the growth, efforts and stability of the erstwhile government. These moments of truth will now hopefully guide millions of Indians as an eye opener.”
Mayur Sharma said, “Truth is coming out and it can never be suppressed. Modi and Amit Shah have destroyed our booming economy for their selfish interests.”
Bharatkumar Patil said, “Those who will speak truth against Modi will have to suffer.”