Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sept.29 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said that he did not agree with the view of former finance minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha on the issues of demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) being ill-timed.
In an exclusive interview given to ANI, Adityanath said, "Demonetisation is a brave step. This is a huge blow to corruption. Prime Minister Modi's leadership is so efficient that it was implemented smoothly. Today, we can say that India is the fastest growing economy. The steps taken by the Centre on the economic front have been appreciated by the nation and the world alike."
It may be recalled that earlier this week, Sinha had published an article in the Indian Express and subsequently given an exclusive interview to ANI in which he was critical about the Narendra Modi-led NDA government's economic policies, especially on the issue of introducing demonetization and the GST.
He was particularly critical about the decision-making prowess of incumbent Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, claiming that the economy was being mismanaged and being made to plunge to unprecedented depths over at least six quarters since the NDA assumed power in 2014.
The government and Jaitley wasted no time in coming out with a defence of its policies, and used Sinha's son Jayant, a Cabinet Minister, and others to project the achievements of the administration in good light with an emphasis on these policies being initiated for the benefit of the people of the country, both in the short as well as the long-term. (ANI)