Mumbai: Union Finance Minister Sitharaman also slammed her critics for dubbing her the worst Finance Minister since independence and said that her detractors are not even waiting for the end of her tenure.
Sitharaman also trained guns at Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury for calling her ‘Nirbala’ (weak) Sitharaman and said that those who are calling her names in Parliament are running away from Parliament after asking questions because it is in there DNA.
“I have been called names in Parliament. If it is in anyone’s DNA to ask questions & run away before answers are given, it is some other party and not our party. Each time we come to give replies instead of name-calling,” she noted.
While speaking in the lower house of the parliament today, she wondered if the finance minister was even allowed to take her own decision on the matters related to the economy of the country. The Congress MP further wondered if it wouldn’t be more appropriate to refer to Nirmala Sitharaman as “Nirbala” Sitharaman.
“We do have a lot of respect for you, but sometimes we wonder if it wouldn’t be more apt to address Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as ‘Nirbala’ Sitharaman instead. She heads the Finance Ministry, but we don’t know whether you are even able to speak your mind on the economy,” Chowdhury, the leader of Congress party in Lok Sabha said.
“I have been told that I am the worst Finance Minister, they’re not even waiting for me to finish my term. I told them that please give me more ideas, we will work on it. If there’s a government that listens, it is PM Modi’s government, “ Nirmala further added in her statement.