‘Tokenism, No Mention of Job’: Twitter Dissects FM’s Announcements
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(Photo: PTI)

‘Tokenism, No Mention of Job’: Twitter Dissects FM’s Announcements

Amid much speculation over an economic slowdown, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday, 23 August, finally addressed the media, announcing a slew of measures.

She presented as many as 32 slides, divided into what she called six ‘silos’ for various sectors, and many on Twitter responded by suggesting that the measures were too little given the crisis.

Congress took to the micro-blogging site to highlight that the finance minister did not mention anything about jobs.

In two other tweets, the party also pointed out that Sitharaman missed a point by comparing India’s GDP growth rate to that of China and the US and that the then UPA government’s policies steered India’s economy safely during the 2008 recession.

A few other Twitter users pointed out the inconsistencies in the government’s policy- making.

And others pointed out that the steps initiated by the government on Friday amount only to ‘tokenism’.

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