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'MP who ran away from UP...': FM Sitharaman's stinging attack on Rahul Gandhi over 'Zer0' Budget remark

Finance Minister Nirmala Sithraman slammed Rahul Gandhi for his 'Zer0 Sum Budget' remark at Modi government saying that she will take criticism but not from someone who hasn't done his homework.

Anand Prakash Pandey Reported by: Anand Prakash Pandey New Delhi Updated on: February 01, 2022 19:26 IST
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman


  • Nirmala Sitharaman responded to Rahul Gandhi saying MP who ran away from UP must do his homework
  • Sitharaman said Rahul Gandhi should listen to what is being said in Budget
  • Finance Minister also asked Rahul Gandhi to first solve issues in states where Congress is in power

Budget 2022: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday launched a stinging attack at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his 'Zer0 Sum Budget' remark saying "MP who ran away from UP" must understand what is being said in the Budget.

The Finance Minister, in a press conference, said, "I wish as a leader of the oldest political party in the country, Rahul Gandhi,  please understand what is being said in the Budget. On every category he named - such as youth, farmers - I have mentioned repeatedly where and what benefits them in the budget. I pity who come up with quick responses... I am ready to answer, but if you just want to put something on Twitter, it doesn't help."

"The fragile economy which they left that in the past 5 years and more 2-3 years the economy, plus the pandemic, is now improving after stimulus support from the government to almost every sector," she added.

Jo fragile economy wo chod ke gaye... usko pichle 5 saal me aur abhi 2-3 saal me itna economy... pandemic ke wajah se bhi... aaj ubhar kar aarahe hai stimulus deneke baad har warg ka kuch naa kuch.

"Passing comments without any reason... I only pity a party that has a leader who comments without thinking. Whatever comments Rahul Gandhi is making on us... first of all at least in the states where the Congress government is still there which are only 2 maybe should perform there... Isn't the employment issue is not there in Punja? Are farmers not attempting suicide in Maharashtra? Is Rahul Gandhi able to stop it? therefore, before speaking on any issue, they should first do it in states ruled by them such as Punjab, Maharashtra, and Chattisgarh, and then comment," Sitharaman further said. 

Bina wajah se comments karna... I only pity a party who has a leader who comments without thinking. Jitne bhi comments wo humare upar daal rahe hai kam se kam jin rajyo me shayad 2 bache hai jaha unki sarkar hai waha jaake woh karke dikhaye unse boliye. Kya Punjab me employment thik hai? Kya Maharashtra me kisan theek hai? Aaj bhi Maharashtra mei cotton farmers suicide karte hai... usko rok rahe hai Rahul Gandhi?... issiliye har vishay par bolne see pehle woh Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh me kar ke dikhaye... fir baat kare.  

Almost irresponsible comments are coming as criticism. I will take criticism but not from somebody who has not done his homework, the finance minister concluded.

Rahul Gandhi, after the Budget announcement by Nirmala Sitharaman, took to Twitter and slammed the Modi government for its 'Zer0 Sum Budget'.

He wrote, "M0di G0vernment’s Zer0 Sum Budget! Nothing for Salaried class, Middle class, The poor & deprived, Youth, Farmers, MSMEs" READ MORE

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