Business & Economics

Congress Mocks Nirmala Sitharaman’s Absence From Key Budget Meet

BP World Bureau | Jan 10 2020 11:29:29 AM
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"How many men does it take to do a woman's job?" Tweeted Congress after the photos of a key pre-budget meeting held by PM Narendra Modi. Congress tweeted with a hashtag #FindingNirmala which is a play on animated film Finding Nemo.

The opposition party was pointing the absence of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the critical meetings ahead of the Union Budget. The missing of Finance Minister was noted when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met 40 industrial leaders, including experts, bankers, entrepreneurs, and representatives equity firms, who were all supposed to be men, to discuss a stimulant strategy to revive the economy ahead of the Union Budget, which is scheduled on January 1.

The industry meeting on budget suggestion included 40 industry heads, experts, bankers, entrepreneurs, and representatives equity firms. Most of the participants in the meeting were men and the Finance Minister was not present.

The goal was to bring forth views on how to revive the Indian economy. The sources revealed that the PM received suggestions on generating demand and boosting consumption. 

Sources revealed the absence of Nirmala Sitharaman was due to some party-assigned work. 

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor also commented on the finance minister’s absence.