Yashwant puts 18-point poser to Chidambaram

Yashwant Sinha posed an 18-point questionnaire to Chidambaram on price rise, economic growth and job fronts.

New Delhi | Updated: March 31, 2014 1:53 am

The BJP Sunday fielded former finance Minister Yashwant Sinha to attack Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram for his economic management of the economy.

Sinha posed a set of 18 questions concerning issues like price rise, high levels of fiscal and current account deficits, economic growth and employment among others and demanded answers from the Finance Minister.

The senior BJP leader sought to claim that high level of economic growth during UPA-I regime was a result of policies undertaken by the previous BJP-led NDA regime.

“Is it a fact that the high growth rate witnessed during the first four years of the UPA-I was largely on account of the measures initiated by the NDA government and not because of any steps taken by the UPA government, that you really harvested what was sown by us?” Sinha asked Chidambaram.

On Saturday, the BJP had fielded party deputy leader in Rajya Sabha Ravi Shankar Prasad who charged the UPA government of destroying the economy. Prasad had held political leadership of Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi responsible for current economic gloom in the country.

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First Published on: March 30, 2014 3:32 pm
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    Arvind
    Mar 31, 2014 at 1:03 pm
    Can anybody tell what is india growth after indpendance till 1998 .
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      Agrippa -
      Mar 31, 2014 at 11:50 am
      Yashwant Sinha is right in saying - UPA1 reaped the benefits of the NDA's work. UPA2 brought in Pranab Mukherjee who fell in his "old Indira Congress" mode, introduced retrospective taxes etc and completely destro the investor confidence in the fledgling economy, P. Chidambaram could work no magic in the time left at his disposal.
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        sinan
        Mar 30, 2014 at 12:40 pm
        Old man being dumped by BJP.. no say.. just want to win the goodwill of his leaders.. but they know he is useless as he is always been.. Nobody believes such frustated oldies.. Pls take sanyas..
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          Rhusikesh Sharma
          Mar 31, 2014 at 8:43 am
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            Raj
            Mar 30, 2014 at 2:53 pm
            Yaswant Sinha is out of touch with reality. Does he even know that there was the worst ever global recession from 1998-2013? How petty to try to hog the credit for gains 10 years after losing elections and giving no credit to those who came before him.
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