Indian Economy Faces 'Cheer Haran', Says Yashwant Sinha, Won't Keep Quiet

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| October 5 , 2017 , 17:31 IST

Days after his striking hit on the Modi-led central government through his editorial in the Indian Express, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has yet again taken to stage against his own party. This time, he said that he will not keep quiet while Indian economy is disrobed "cheer haran" (reference from Hindu mythology).

In a TV interview, Sinha said, "I am no Shalya, but I will not keep quiet when the economy is facing 'cheer haran'.

This statement comes in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's earlier statement where he compared critics to a Hindu Mythology based character 'Shalya'.

Addressing the young Company Secretaries on Wednesday, the Prime Minister had said, "There was a character named Shalya in Mahabharata. He was a charioteer of Karna. He used to discourage everybody in the battlefield and also created an atmosphere of dismay. Shalya lived during Mahabharata times but such instincts are still present in society."

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"These people suffer from Shalya-vrutti (pessimism). They sleep well only after they spread a feeling of pessimism all around. We need to recognize such people," he had said.

Former finance minister Sinha responded by saying, "What was the purpose of my raising those issues? It was to bring them to the notice of the government and to encourage it to find solutions."

"The purpose was to apprise the government of the situation, to sensitize it," Sinha added.

He said that if I am pessimistic, it is because there is pessimism on the ground. We (as critics) are subjected to this pessimism because we deal with the people almost on a daily basis.

Earlier, Yashwant Sinha had, in an editorial in national daily Indian Express, raised the issue of declining economy and the impact of demonetisation and GST on the industrial sector.