Ravi Shankar Prasad Blames UPA Govt For Worsening India's Bank Crisis

| March 5 , 2018 , 17:10 IST

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today trains his guns at Congress and blamed the UPA government for worsening the nation's financial situation. The BJP leader cited various incidences when Congress defied the rule of governance.

During the press conference organised to address the various issues, Prasad said, "Under the so-called economist then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the entire banking system went haywire due to all kinds of interference with it."

He went on to ask P Chidambaram about UPA's gold import scheme and said, "On May 16, 2014, an order was passed by the then Finance Minister to provide benefits to seven private companies. Gitanjali was one of the seven companies."

In the recent Assembly Election results, Congress was unable to perform in the North-Eastern states which BJP expected the political party to have a great hold on. Taking a jibe at the situation of Rahul Gandhi-led party, Prasad gushed about BJP's winsome progress in the states.

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Apart from questioning the party workers' usage of word 'joomla', he questioned the Congress' need for indulging in the politics of fear and confusion and their issues with technology which has now emerged as a developing force for promoting transparency.

Prasad also brought in the much-hyped Rafale deal stating, "It is very surprising that Congress party which is drowned in corruption in Bofors among other purchases of the weapons system, is raising questions on Rafale deal."

Congress has also been very critical of the various steps taken by BJP government in the recent times including Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demonetisation. On their non-acceptance of revolutionary measures, Prasad denoted Congress as "anti-reform".

Prasad also talked about the 80:20 scheme introduced by Congress in 2013 which NDA government scrapped in 2014. He asked Congress, "Who were those people who were lobbying on behalf of Gitanjali and related companies."