Assam FM Himanta Biswa Sarma hits out at P Chidambaram over his comments on Rs 20 lakh crore package:
Guwahati, May 18: Assam FM Himanta hits out at P Chidambaram. Reacting on former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s comments over the Modi government Rs 20 lakh crore package, Assam Finance minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that, Chidambaram is an intellectual and intellectual point of view it may not be a package.
“For the intellectual, this is not a package, this package is for Garib (poor), lower middle class and they have already enjoyed the fruit of this package,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said that, the government’s Rs 20 lakh crore has left several sections including the bottom half of the country’s population, migrant workers, farmers, landless laborers.
Himanta Biswa Sarma said that – “P Chidamabaram should not do monologues. All opposition said it is nothing, but every woman, old age pensioners, and the people of lower and middle-class sections get benefits.”
“Chidambaram is an intellectual, how much I don’t know. But he claims himself as an intellectual. From an intellectual point of view, it may not be a package. But when you go to farmers, Jan Dhan account holders, old age persons, then they will say it means lots for them because they have got money through DBT,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.