Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has courted controversy by saying that many government departments suck blood like mosquitoes. He,however,clarified on Monday that this remark was not aimed at the Union Finance Ministry.
For only Rs 100 crore revenue I realise how much you will have to go through. Like mosquitoes in the night,in our country there are some departments that also suck blood, he said on Sunday at an event in Kanpur where he backed the bullion traders demand for a rollback of the budget proposal to hike duty on jewellery.
The government should devise another way to collect Rs 100 crore revenue,we (businessmen) will pay that, he had said.
Blaming the media for the controversy over his statement on the excise duty hike on jewellery,Jaiswal on Monday said his statement on sucking blood was in connection with many government departments and not the Finance Ministry.
Some channels have shown that I have made some comments on the Finance Ministry. It is unfortunate that channels dont show (the correct picture), he said.