Chidambaram, Congress have lost their mental balance post demonetisation: BJP

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India]. Feb. 3 (ANI): Taking a jibe at senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram's remark where he commended the Union Budget for not being 'reckless' like demonetisation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that the former and the grand-old party, who use to plunder the people during their regime, have lost their mental balance post demonetisation. "Chidambaram and his party plundered the people first and in response, they have been plundered by demonetisation. As a result they have lost their mental balance. Hence it is obvious to condemn the Budget and demonetisation," BJP leader Rahul Sinha told ANI. Sinha further claimed that due to demonetisation, the growth rate of the agricultural and industrial sector increased making the economy of the country stronger. On Thursday, Chidambaram said that the Union Budget had done nothing to boost demand, something that would have been possible if indirect taxes had been slashed. "It is obvious that demonetisation and its inevitable consequences have demoralised the government. Government has retreated from reforms," he said in a press meet here. Moreover, he also dubbed the tax slash as tokenism and said cutting indirect taxes would have benefitted crores of people. He further said that there was nothing in the Budget for people most affected by demonetisation, such as farmers, farm workers, manual labourers, who lost money in wages and others. (ANI)