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Time For PM Modi To Face The Public, Says Shatrughan Sinha After Yashwant Sinha Post

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| September 29 , 2017 , 15:11 IST

Senior BJP leader, veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha already expressed his support for fellow BJP leader Yashwant Sinha's sharply worded critique of the current economic situation but has now called for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the public and the press.

In a series of tweets, Shatrughan Sinha said, "It's high time & right time that the honourable Prime Minister & head of this democracy comes forward & faces the public & the press for question answers, in a real press conference."

He continued, "Hope wish and pray that our PM will at least once in a while also show that he takes care of the middle class, the traders, small businesses...all across the country and specially in Gujarat in the wake of the coming assembly elections."

Yashwant Sinha had termed the economy to be in a 'mess' blaming it on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while alleging that the economy was in deceleration mode even before the demonetisation was announced. His write-up slamming the government triggered a flurry of responses. While several leaders seconded this views, others rose in defence of the government. His son, Union Minister Jayant Sinha also defended the 'new economy'.

Shatrughan Sinha hailed Yashwant Sinha's write-up as well, in a series of tweets where he said, "The observations of Mr. Yashwant Sinha on the state of the economy, strongly endorsed by me as well as many other thinking leaders & people from our party and outside, have been rapidly gaining strength and support over the last two days."

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He continued, "We are seeing an even greater support from a larger cross section of leaders & workers in the coming days to address this matter of grave national importance. However, this matter shouldn't be allowed to be diluted by turning it into a matter between the Government & Yashwant Sinha, or between Yashwant Sinha & Arun Jaitley as is being attempted."

Although PM Modi has not spoken on the perceived slowdown of the economy, the government's position has been that the economy slowdown is due to 'technical reasons'.