‘Plane Has No Wings’: Rahul Slams BJP With Yashwant Sinha’s Column

Quoting Sinha’s column on India’s sunken economy, P Chidambaram too tweeted “ultimately truth will prevail”.

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Rahul Gandhi used Yashwant Sinha’s column as fodder to slam the BJP over its economic policies.

After senior BJP leader and former Union Minister of Finance Yashwant Sinha wrote a scathing critique of the government’s economic policies in The Indian Express, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram tweeted in support of it. Perhaps like ‘the emperor has no clothes’, Rahul Gandhi tweeted that the plane has no wings, seemingly taking sarcastic enjoyment in Sinha’s column slamming the BJP.

Chidambaram, who is also a former Union Minister of Finance, quoted Sinha’s column on India’s sunken economy, and wrote “ultimately truth will prevail”.


Chidambaram himself has been a vocal critic of Jaitley and generally the government’s hurriedly implemented GST and demonetisation of Rs 500 and 1000 notes.

On the issue of GST, Chidambaram had earlier noted that authorities and businesses were "unprepared or underprepared" for the roll-out of the tax regime and said its launch should have been deferred by two months and the GSTN (goods and services tax network) should have been put through a trial run.

He had also predicted that demonetisation would precipitate a fall in GDP.

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