New Delhi: "I am a fairly decisive defence minister," Arun Jaitley said today against the backdrop of criticism by the opposition parties who have described him as a "part time" Minister.
Jaitley, who is also the Finance Minister, said he was conscious of the fact that people call him a part time defence minister.
"But I am a fairly decisive defence minister," he said in an interview toa news channel. Congress spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed had recently questioned why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not able to find a Defence Minister from his 283 Members of Parliament.
"We all know that Arun Jaitley is a part-time Defence Minister. Could not a person, who used to talk about the country's security and respect so much before becoming the Prime Minister, find any capable Defence Minister?" he had questioned.
Another Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma had said "It is a matter of concern that India does not have a full time defence minister even though the new government is in place for five months".