New Delhi, May 16: Reacting sharply to Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s caustic comments on the ‘non-performance’ of the NDA Government, Union Minister of State Nirmala Nitharaman wondered what the Congress leader intended to mean by breaking the promises made to people and betraying them.
Rahul Gandhi had said that there was nothing to celebrate for the BJP-led NDA Government on completion of three years as these years were marked by ‘betrayal’ of the mandate, ‘broken promises’ and ‘non-performance’.
Expressing shock and dismay over the Congress leader’s remarks Sitharaman retorted, “who is talking about this? Someone who was part of the decade-long non-performing government which led to the whole world talking about us as a government in freeze. We werer almost written off”.
In an interview with PTI, Sitharaman said, “I am shocked at all three descriptions. Either he is ill informed or does not know what he is trying to tell us. I completely reject it.”
Sitharaman said that on each of the description, the Congress leader has gone “grossly wrong”. She further said, “Where is the betrayal? We are keeping up every word mentioned in our manifesto”.
The minister said the government has kept all promises and added it has never overlooked malpractices.
When asked about former finance minister P Chidambaram’s statement that the government was trying to silence him by using CBI against his son – Karti Chidambaram, she said the government is allowing the law to take its own course.
“These are investigations based on some prima facie information with which ED or CBI or concerned departments move forward,” she said, adding that if the departments are taking actions based on an information, “I will see it only as that and nothing more”.