New Delhi, September 29: Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha on Friday renewed his attack on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the Modi government as he questioned their inaction on Panama papers case. He also said why no action was taken on the HSBC list that had over 100 names. Also Read - Natasha Dalal Shows Off Her Massive Diamond Engagement Ring as She Poses With Hubby Varun Dhawan
Yashwant Sinha came all guns blazing as he said that the troubles the Vajpayee government faced were absent in Modi’s time. On Arun Jaitley’s jibe that Yashwant Sinha was removed as finance minister by Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, he said that he would not have been appointed as the external affairs minister had he been useless. Also Read - RRR Turns Bigger With Dussehra Release This Year, Ram Charan-Jr NTR Come Together in New Poster
“They say I was useless as a minister. How could they have given me the ministry of External Affairs if I was so useless?” he said. Also Read - IPL 2021: Why MS Dhoni-Led CSK Will Bid For Former Rajasthan Royals Captain Steve Smith in Upcoming IPL 14 Mini-Auction in February
On Arun Jaitley’s barb that he was looking for a job at the age of 80, he said, ” I did not come to politics after retirement. I left my post in IAS. So I could not be asking for job at the age of 80 yrs.”
He said the Atal Bihari government was facing economic sanctions after 1998 Pokhran Test, whereas the Modi government is not facing any such problem.
“I shall be failing in my national duty if I did not speak up even now against the mess the finance minister has made of the economy. I am also convinced that what I am going to say reflects the sentiments of a large number of people in the BJP and elsewhere who are not speaking up out of fear,” Yashwant Sinha wrote in a column on Monday that caused a political storm.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley retorted, ““Probably, a more appropriate title for the book would have been ‘India @70, Modi @3.5 and a job applicant @ 80.”