On Rahul Gandhi’s accusation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has waived the loans of Rs 2.5 lakh crores of the 15 top industrialists, Arun Jaitley said this is factually and completely false. Union minister Arun Jaitley today countered Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s allegations against the NDA government by questioning the knowledge possessed by the latter.
The government, he said has not waived a single rupee due from any industrialist. The facts are to the contrary.
“Those who owed money to the banks and other creditors have been declared insolvent and removed from their companies by IBC enacted by Prime Minister Modi’s Government. These loans were given largely during the UPA Government,” said Arun Jaitley, who is recuperating from a kidney transplant surgery.
The blog was written shortly after the Congress chief’s rally at Pipliya Mandi in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh where five farmers were killed in police firing during an agitation on this day last year. He added that the banking fraud started in 2011 when the UPA II was in power and it was only detected during the NDA period.
Rahul said that even Modi’s mobile phone was of Chinese origin and he wanted that five years later mobile phones should be made in Mandsaur.
Taking a jibe at Modi’s famous Rs 15 lakh promise, Rahul Gandhi asked the people whether they had got a single penny in their account. He also questioned PM Modi on his pre-poll promise of offering two crore jobs every year.
On Rahul’s allegation concerning jobs, Jaitley said the latest GDP data has “re-emphasised India as the fastest growing economy in the world.”
“Listening to his speech delivered in Madhya Pradesh today reaffirms my curiosity about the answer. Is he being inadequately briefed or is he being a little too liberal with his facts,” Jaitley wrote.