New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley wondered about Congress President Rahul Gandhi's disturbance when integrity issues of his late father Rajiv Gandhi-led government are raised and the 'Q' connection in the Bofors gun-deal is questioned.
In a series of tweets, Jaitley said that Rahul Gandhi thinks that "dynast" does not have to answer any question even though he can attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- a man of utmost integrity.
Responding to comments of Modi that Rajiv Gandhi's life ended as "Bhrashtachari No 1", Rahul Gandhi had tweeted:
Jaitley in his tweet said:
Modi, addressing a poll rally in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, had targeted the former Prime Minister while attacking Rahul Gandhi.
"Your father (Rajiv Gandhi) was termed Mr Clean by his courtiers, but his life ended as bhrashtachari No 1," Modi had said.
Jaitley further tweeted:
The Bofors defence deal was believed to be one of the primary reasons for the Rajiv Gandhi-led Congress's defeat in the 1989 Lok Sabha polls.
On former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accusing the Modi government of leaving the economy in dire straits, Jaitley said:
When an Economist turns into a politician, he looses sense of both economy and politics.— Chowkidar Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) May 5, 2019
Dr. Manmohan Singh left behind in 2014 an economic slowdown, policy paralysis and corruption. He brought down his party to lowest ever strength in Parliament. India was a part of the fragile five.— Chowkidar Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) May 5, 2019
In an interview to PTI on Sunday, Singh said India is headed for an economic slowdown and accused the Modi government of leaving the economy in dire state due to its "lack of economic vision".
Singh also alleged that the lack of any vision or understanding of the country's dynamics of the economy by the Narendra Modi-led government has led to "disruptive" decisions like demonetisation....