Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said, "In this budget, Narendra Modi has given cotton candy for farmers. When I announced loan waiver scheme, PM mocked it as lollipop."
It was declared at the meeting that Rahul Gandhi will be the face of the United Opposition and the Lok Sabha elections will be fought under his “stewardship”
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been critical of the demonetisation and goods and services tax (GST) roll outs since the beginning. He had categorically mentioned that the economy was running on just one engine of public spending. In an interview to Network18, Former Prime Minister has once again warned that the gross domestic product (GDP) growth will be affected adversely.
Demonetisation will have a "very significant adverse effect" on the country's GDP and will be an issue in the upcoming assembly elections in five states, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said today.
Lashing out at former prime minister Manmohan Singh for his criticism of demonetisation, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said it was the UPA government who did the "height of organised loot" and "mismanagement of economy" in allocation of coal blocks.
Describing the Budget as disappointing, Singh, who is credited with ushering in economic reforms as Finance Minister in the Narasimha Rao government in 1991, said the Modi dispensation did not lay out any framework to implement various initiatives announced in the Budget.
According to informed sources, a team of CBI officials "examined" the former Prime Minister at his residence two days ago ahead of the filing of status report before a special CBI court by January 27.