Slamming Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for questioning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s official visit to Singapore, state finance minister Amit Mitra on Sunday said that the former was doing "politics" and criticised him for making comments without knowing the developmental process in the state.
Terming the Emergency as the worst post-independence chapter of Indian democracy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said it gave him the best political education of his life as it taught him that some compromises are "just not possible".
Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday hit out at BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi`s brand of capitalism as "crony capitalism", said there are "deep flaws" in his character and warned people against the "danger" from one individual taking over the party, cabinet and government.
BJP accuses Chidambaram of taking economy to `complete mess` as senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former finance minister Yashwant Sinha took a dig at outgoing FM P Chidambaram saying that the Bombay Stock Exchange`s sensitive index`s rise coincided with the announcement that the latter wasn`t contesting Lok Sabha polls 2014.
Toeing the line taken by the Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Minister of State for Personnel and the nodal minister for CBI, V Narayanasamy on Wednesday said that a decision taken in good faith did not constitute a crime and official policy should not be questioned.
As Narendra Modi sharpened his attack on the government accusing it of failing to curb price rise, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday hit back saying the BJP`s prime ministerial candidate will have to "unlearn" a lot before he learns about Indian economy.
Asia’s third largest economy has been pummelled by a selloff in emerging markets. Rupee has been the worst performer in Asia this year. The Indian rupee touched a record low of 68.85 per dollar this year, and is down nearly 20%, despite consistent efforts by policymakers to prop it up.