Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram has come out in support of Yashwant Sinha who questioned Modi government’s economic policies, which he claimed has pushed the economy into a downward spiral, in an disparaging article in national English daily on Wednesday.
Chidambaram said,” Will power admit the truth?”
The senior congress leader wrote on Twitter, "Yashwant Sinha speaks Truth to Power. Will Power now admit the Truth that economy is sinking?" (sic)
“ETERNAL TRUTH: No matter what Power does, ultimately Truth will prevail,” he added.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi also took a jibe at Centre and wrote on Twitter,"Ladies & Gentlemen, this is your copilot & FM speaking. Plz fasten your seat belts & take brace position.The wings have fallen off our plane."
In his column written in the Indian Express, the former Union Cabinet minister scathed criticism on how the Modi-led government made a blunder by assigning Arun Jaitley responsibilities one too many.
He added that his former colleague Jaitley's pedigree in finance was unquestionable but he was overburdened with critical portfolios like defence, finance, and corporate affairs at the same time.
He brought to fore that the finance ministry is a humongous task by itself and demands full-fledged attention if needs to be handled in an effective manner. Naturally, even a superman like Jaitley could not do justice to the task.