“India’s money is with FM Sitharaman”: AIUDF boss criticizes center for crippling economy

Image source: PTI “India’s money is with FM Sitharaman”: AIUDF boss criticizes center for crippling economy

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  • AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal claimed on Friday India’s money is with FM.
  • He also demanded that the Union government should take note of the situation.
  • He pointed to rising prices of essential commodities and inflation in the country.

Indian Economy News: In an attack on Center-Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, All India United Democratic Front chief Badruddin Ajmal claimed on Friday that “India’s money is with the finance minister.” He also demanded that the Union government should take note of the situation caused by rising prices of key commodities, otherwise inflation will eat away at their government in 2024.

“…India’s money is with the finance minister. How is she supposed to know how much a person spends on purchases? No inflation is seen for any minister. BJP MPs should ask their wives how they run the kitchen. Otherwise, the government should take note that inflation will eat away at their government in 2024,” he said.

As Congress ramped up its attacks on the central government over inflation and GST, among other issues, party leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for her handling of the Indian economy.

Speaking at a press conference at the party’s headquarters in Delhi, Gandhi said he didn’t think Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had “any understanding of what’s happening in the country”.

Workers and congressional leaders gathered here on Friday at the All India Congress Committee headquarters as part of a planned nationwide protest against inflation, an increase in GST on essential items and unemployment.

At a press conference before joining MPs in a dharna outside Parliament, Gandhi said: “I think the macroeconomic fundamentals that she (Nirmala Sitharaman) is talking about is something else. I don’t think the finance minister understands what is going on in the economy of India, zero understanding. She is there as a mouthpiece.”

Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and MP Mallikarjun Kharge, among others, opted for black outfits on Friday.

(With ANI inputs)

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