Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has called the planets to the rescue of the economy after giving up hope in her own skills and that of her economic advisers, former Finance Minister and Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said on Thursday.
Chidambaram took the swipe at FM Sitharaman after she had on Tuesday retweeted images unveiled by NASA from its new powerful space telescope.
“We are not surprised that the Finance Minister tweeted pictures of Jupiter, Pluto and Uranus on the day when Inflation printed at 7.01% and unemployment printed at 7.8%,” the Congress leader said in his tweet.
“After giving up hope in her own skills and the skills of her economic advisers, the FM has called the planets to the rescue of the economy,” P Chidambaram said.
The former FM added that to begin with, she (Sitaraman) should appoint a new “CEA: Chief Economic Astrologer”.
The Congress party on Wednesday opened renewed attack against the Finance Minister saying she is more interested in Uranus and Pluto than in steering the country’s economy towards recovery.
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