Mumbai: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that he thinks Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has “zero understanding” of what is going on in the economy of India. Rahul said this while addressing a press conference in Delhi.
Addressing a press conference at the All India Congress Committee headquarters in Delhi, Gandhi said the finance minister had “absolutely no understanding” of the country’s current economic situation.
He said, “I think the macroeconomic fundamentals she is talking about are something else. I don’t think the finance minister has any understanding of what is going on in the economy of India, zero understanding. She is there as a mouthpiece,” he said.
The Lok Sabha member from Wayanad said that the government feels threatened by the issues of inflation, unemployment, unfulfilled promises and manpower.
“Why are they afraid? Because they lie. They lie 24 hours a day,” Gandhi said, referring to unemployment, inflation and the government’s denial of alleged Chinese encroachment.
The Congress leader, without naming anyone, alleged that the sole agenda of the government was to raise people’s issues and not protect the interests of four to five people.
He stressed that the Bharatiya Janata Party attacks the Gandhi family because it “fights for an ideology and there are crores of people like us.”
“We fight for democracy, for communal harmony and we have been doing this for years. It’s not just me who did that, it has been happening for years,” he added.