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Sitharaman bypassed opposition consultations during budget debate, delivered political speech: Tharoor | India News


NEW DELHI: Congressional Leader Shashi Tharoor accused Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of evading questions during the Lok Sabha session on Saturday and called his responses on Budget a “political speech.”
“What we got from the finance minister was not a budget response but a political speech,” Tharoor said.
Tharoor said the opposition asked many questions but got no response from the Sitharaman. “The country now has a New Education Policy, which requires more funding but got no response. Other members of the opposition asked about the massive extortion of taxes on fuel and diesel prices, but got no response,” he said.
When asked about the leader of Congress, Rahul Gandhi, who spoke about farm laws during the Budget discussion, Tharoor said that farm law issues are part of the budget and he (Rahul Gandhi) has the right to raise the problem.
Sitharaman in his response also accused Gandhi of creating “false” narratives on various subjects and said that he is probably becoming the “doomsday man of India”.
“The veteran leader is constructing false narratives that identify with the fringe group of India’s breakup and is constantly abusing the nation’s constitutional leaders. I fear the veteran leader is probably turning into the ‘end man of the world. world of India. ‘The Opposition is led by the “man of the Last Judgment,” he said.
Sitharaman further said that the congressional leader has been constantly insulting India by not “trusting” the nation. “I remember what he said about the Covid-19 pandemic. I don’t want to waste the House’s time repeating the same thing, but in short, it was as if he continued to demean India,” he had said.
Rahul Gandhi received criticism from the ruling party and several political leaders after speaking about farm laws during the union budget discussion in Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Times of India