Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said that the economic reforms undertaken by Manmohan Singh in 1991 as Union Finance Minister were half-hearted. Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has responded.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said at a BJP party function in Mumbai yesterday that the reforms introduced in 1991 when Manmohan Singh was finance minister in the Narasimha Rao-led Central Congress government were “half-paced”.
Congress MP Chidambaram responded to this on his Twitter page today, “It seems that the finance minister has called the 1991 reforms half a century. At this time, we should thank God.
Because Dr. Manmohan Singh has not served any overcooked and tasteless food like demonetisation, multi-rate GST and taxes on petrol and diesel,” he tweeted.