New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha today accused Finance Minister P Chidambaram of “running the economy to the ground” and posed an 18-point questionnaire to him on price rise, economic growth and job fronts.
Sinha, himself a former Finance Minister, claimed that the high economic growth rate witnessed in the first four years of UPA-I (2004-2007) was largely on account of measures initiated by the NDA government and not because of any steps taken by UPA governments.
“You really harvested what was sown by us,” he said.
“Is it fact that after 10 years of misrule by the UPA government economic growth rate has once again slowed down drastically...the GDP growth rate for seven consecutive quarters has been below 5 per cent?” he asked.
He said the GDP growth rate has registered a mere 4.7 per cent in October-December quarter of 2013-14.