Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has lashed out at the BJP veteran Yashwant Sinha over his criticism on the current state of the economy. Prasad said that the BJP veteran was using “low-level language” against the party which gave him so much. The law minister said all the important posts in the party were held by Sinha and today he is indulging in discussing “trifles” against the party. “All possible posts, except that of Prime Minister, President and the (BJP) national party president were given to him. And today he is using such words for the party, and for such a leader who is a favourite across the world. I am really pained,” Prasad said.
On Sinha’s economic comment, he said, “Unki is halki baat ka mujhe koi jawab nahi dena (I won’t reply to his trifle talk). The party made him finance minister, foreign minister… he came from another party, but the party made him Bihar BJP president and leader of the Opposition in Bihar. After his defeat in 2004 (General Election), he was sent to Rajya Sabha and was also made BJP national vice-president,” as per the Indian Express.
Hitting out at Sinha, Prasad said the party stood with him during his tough times.”When he lost the 2004 Lok Sabha polls, we sent him to the Rajya Sabha and appointed him as BJP’s national vice president. Despite this, he is now using such language for the BJP. And, Modiji is a respected leader and the entire country is proud of him. We are deeply pained by Sinha’s comments and I condemn it,” Prasad said.
Prasad also took a dig at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s criticism of Modi’s economic policy, he said sarcastically that Gandhi was referring to the previous UPA dispensation. “In the 10 years (of UPA), when an economist was the PM, there was reports of only 2G scam, Commonwealth Games scam, and coal scam. We are proud today that under Narendra Modi there has not been a single blot on the Indian government.,” he added.