‘Damad not a trademark of Indian Nationwide Congress’: Sitharaman’s swipe at Congress in Rajya Sabha


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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman 

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday launched a scathing assault on the Congress get together as she accused it of making a false narrative that the federal government solely works for cronies. She stated that the opposition is ignorant concerning the works executed by the Modi authorities.

Sitharaman introduced an in depth account of the federal government schemes for the poor. She stated that it has now develop into a “behavior for some within the opposition to always allege, regardless of what we’re doing for the poor and the steps taken for serving to the poor and needy”.

“A false narrative is created to accuse the federal government saying that this authorities works just for cronies,” she stated within the Rajya Sabha.

Sitharaman stated that Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Saubhagya Yojana have benefited many. “Over 1.67 crore homes have been accomplished below the PMAY. Over 2.67 crore households have been electrified below the PM Saubhagya Yojana since October 2017. Is that this all for wealthy?” she sought to know from the opposition.

She identified that the overall worth of orders positioned on the federal government’s e-market is Rs eight,22,077 crore. “Are they being given to massive corporations? They’re being given to MSMEs. Over three.36 lakh digital transactions by way of UPI have taken place from August 2016 until January 2020,” the FM stated.

Sitharaman stated that the UPI is utilized by the center class and small merchants. “Is authorities creating UPI and facilitating digital transactions by way of UPI to profit wealthy cronies? For damads? No.”

“Loans sanctioned below Mudra Yojana… greater than Rs 27,000 crore have gone. Who takes Mudra Yojana? Damad?” she stated. When opposition MPs raised objections over her remarks, Sitharaman responded: “‘Damad’, I do not assume it’s trademark of Indian Nationwide Congress. Damad har ghar mein hota hai. Magar Damad Indian Nationwide Congress mein ek specialised naam hai (Each home has a son-in-law however within the Congress, ‘damad’ is a specialised identify),” Sitharaman stated. 

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