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Yashwant puts 18-point poser to Chidambaram

Yashwant Sinha at a press conference in Delhi on Sunday. Amit Mehra Yashwant Sinha at a press conference in Delhi on Sunday. Amit Mehra

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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