FM mocks Rahul Gandhi, says Congress never implemented promises made to farmers

 FM mocks Rahul Gandhi, says Congress never implemented promises made to farmers

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Speaking about reforms in Lok Sabha, Nirmala Sitharam says that these were not just ‘knee jerk reforms’ but they were reflected in policies to make India one of the top economies in the world

NEW DELHI

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman mocked Rahul Gandhi for talking about farm laws, when the Congress party itself does not know where it stands on the issue. “When he stood up, my expectations were that he would explain why Congress has taken a U turn on their position for farmers when in their manifesto they talked about similar reforms brought by us,” Sitharaman said. She also slammed the Congress party for promising “farm loans” in order to get votes and then never implementing those in states like Madhya Pradesh. Her speech invoked reactions from the opposition.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her reply to the Budget discussions in Lok Sabha on Saturday said that Covid-19 pandemic did not stop the Centre from making the necessary reforms. “The Prime Minister has not lost the opportunity due to the pandemic in bringing reforms, ” Sitharaman said. “This Budget coming post pandemic has set the pace for India to become aatmanirbhar,” she added

In her reply to the Budget discussion in the upper house on Friday, Sitharaman said that this year’s Budget was an attempt to provide a “strong stimulus” to deal with Covid-19 economic blow. In doing so, she said, not only quick short term solutions were created, but “we also looked at medium, long term and sustainable growth that will help us remain one of the fastest-growing economies.”

The first leg of the ‘Union Budget 2021’ session will end on Saturday with both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha set to reconvene on March 8.

Meanwhile, three BJP members in Lok Sabha on Friday moved a breach of privilege notice against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, saying, by asking members to observe silence to mourn the death of farmers during agitation without the permission of the Chair was a contempt of the House.

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